Through the Golden Mousetrap Awards program, UBM Canon celebrates the success of the people, companies, and technologies that are driving progress in today’s U.S. design and manufacturing industries. Specifically, we will celebrate the return and renaissance of manufacturing in North America by honoring those companies and people who are making it possible, while promoting Engineering and Manufacturing as rewarding career choices for our next generation of stars.
Returning to Anaheim in 2014, the Golden Mousetrap Awards recognize innovation in the development of new products in automation, electronics, materials, and design tools. Newly expanded for 2014, we will bestow a Lifetime Achievement Award on an influential member of the design and manufacturing community. Design News, in partnership with Mouser Electronics, will continue the tradition of honoring a Rising Engineering Star that recognizes the tremendous engineering feats that often get hidden away in an engineering lab. There will also be a special presentation of the Gadget Freak of the Year, brought to you by Allied Electronics.
We are proud to be working with FIRST, an organization founded by Dean Kamen committed to showing youth the promising futures that science and technology can hold. Proceeds from the event will benefit FIRST and go towards scholarships to high school engineering students to further their ambitions.
2014 Award Categories
Lifetime Achievement Award - Dr. Truchard of National Instruments
Gadget Freak of the Year
Rising Engineering Star
16 Design News Product Awards in:
- Automation & Control
- Design Tools
- Electronics & Test
- Materials & Assembly