U.S. Labor Secretary Announces National Workforce Grant in Pittsburgh

Nearly $147 million dollars in federal grants will be given to develop and expand strategies to help Americans return to work in fields that are currently hurting for workers. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis visited Carnegie Mellon University to announce the funding, and to tour the university’s Planetary Robotics Lab. “There’s so many great applications that I saw demonstrated, whether it’s robotics, health care, education — oh my God. I’m just amazed,” said Solis, after talking with several CMU innovators who showcased things such as therapy robots, a new adhesive, and a moon rover.