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Beth Colbert

beth colbert

Beth Colbert is the primary contact for assistance, resources, and sharing for the NIST MEP program partners in 8 states: New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Maine. Prior to joining the National Program, Beth served as the Center Director for the program in Ohio as part of the Ohio Department of Development for 6 years. Most of her career was spent working as a research and development engineer in manufacturing for Dow Chemical, Owens Corning, and Lafarge North America. In her career, she developed products and processes for manufacturing in the construction materials industry and received several patents.

When Manufacturing Forces Collide

In physics, a collision is defined as an encounter between particles resulting in exchange or transformation of energy. Within the MEP National NetworkTM, we

Family Friendly Factory Tours

It’s spring break for my 6-year-old grandson Bruce, and I’m spending the week with him in Oakland, California. What to do? We make a couple of trips to the park

The Power Suit: Not Just for Work

Did you know the integration of nanomaterials, manufacturing and garment fabrics is on the cusp of creating a whole new wearable “power suit” that can help