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Women have long been under-represented in engineering in the United States...
...so when Cummins Chemical Engineer Alyssa Arend met with a group of Girl Scouts last year, she had a secret weapon to pique their interest in the subject: A model of the company’s QSK95 engine made entirely of LEGOs.
The gray, rectangular machine emitting a bright blue light doesn’t look particularly impressive as it quietly goes about its work at the Cummins Technical Center (CTC) in Columbus, Indiana....
But some believe the technology it uses could one day change manufacturing as we know it.
3D printers can take extremely detailed instructions to make precise objects a layer at a time, with relatively little waste and, theoretically at least, anywhere in the world. That could not only impact innovation, but perhaps inventory someday and transportation, too.
Some students at Schmitt Elementary will soon spend part of their school day having fun with rubber bands, straws, plastic tubes and other household items.
Not to worry, it’s just the second year of an innovative introduction to the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) called the Curiosity Machine. More than 70 Cummins engineers will be helping 5th and 6th graders at the school build airplanes, rockets and other cool stuff.
Cummins received high marks from two key sustainability indexes recently – the 2016 Newsweek Green Rankings and FTSE4Good.
The company finished 85th in Newsweek’s review of the 500 largest publicly traded companies in the United States and 14th in the industrial sector. Newsweek’s rankings, released last month, are done in partnership with Corporate Knights and HIP Investor.
It's amazing how a game of Jenga can encourage safe behavior.
O.K., the “Live It. Lead It.” safety training for employees at Cummins involves a lot more than stacking blocks. But many participating employees say the class is doing more to promote safety than any training they’ve ever taken.
Sometimes, the true test of a company comes when times are challenging. Despite weak global markets, Cummins achieved record results in its environmental and community engagement efforts in 2015, according to the company’s new 2015-2016 Sustainability Progress Report.
Five years ago, Banudas Sarak cultivated his barren farmland, producing a single crop just once a year. By 2015, his crops multiplied, yielding 12 months of work and an additional $8,000 in annual income.
He is one of many near Phaltan, India whose lives have improved significantly because of Cummins India’s “Model Villages” program.
“I am thankful to Cummins for showing the way,” Sarak said. “There is no looking back.”
Cummins achieved its water and energy goals in 2015, but still has a considerable way to go to meet its 2020 recycling goals.
“The environmental teams around the globe truly had an outstanding year,” said Mark Dhennin, Director of Energy Efficiency and Environment at Cummins. “There was a lot of effort that went into delivering on our commitments, which our environmental professionals met with great skill and enthusiasm.”
At Cummins, we strive every day to improve the quality of life for people in the communities where we operate, here in the United States and around the world.
As a result of our efforts and those of other leading companies, America’s business community has decreased greenhouse gas emissions, improved energy efficiency, conserved water, reduced waste and protected the environment – achievements that benefit the United States and the entire world.