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Rising Engineering Stars: Message Received Loud & Clear

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notarboca
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Good Call
notarboca   10/17/2012 9:11:23 PM
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Richard, I think you and the parties concerned have done a great service to your readers by removing the "under 40" requirement.  Some of us old goats still can contribute in many ways, including innovation.

NadineJ
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NadineJ   10/18/2012 11:16:51 AM
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I disagree with taking away the under 40 category.  I think it's important to encourage younger engineers and designers who are often over looked--I know I was.

I would suggest adding another list: 40 over 40: Dream team mentors.  Many people over 40 have quietly made a siginificant contribution to the industry.  Mentorship is lost today.

verification_engineer
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Unable to nominate
verification_engineer   10/18/2012 1:24:21 AM
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When we try to submit the nomination, answering the age question comes up as a requirement, but I do not see that question when filling out the nomination.

michellkerns
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michellkerns   10/18/2012 2:57:57 AM
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I was also unable to submit the nomination. And didnt saw that question when filling out the nomination.

 

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bobjengr
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ENGINEERING STARS
bobjengr   10/18/2012 4:46:05 PM
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 One great thing provided by this"contest" is recognition of efforts expended by individuals in the engineering profession.  I honestly believe that many working-blue-collar engineers receive far too little recognition and sometimes no praise for the work they accomplish.  I have worked for managers who gave absolutely no "atta-boys" for good work, delivered on time and correctly implemented.   They felt we were being paid and that was reward enough.  Encouragement can go a long way to retaining engineering and strengthening the profession.  This exercise is good for all parties.

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richnass   10/18/2012 4:57:29 PM
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bobjengr, you hit it right on the head. That's one of the key reasons why we're doing this. To bring some amount of recognitoin to people who really are changing the world, and getting very little credit for it.

 

Rich

Charles Murray
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Charles Murray   10/18/2012 5:34:05 PM
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Agreed, bobjengr. The medical world provides a great example of your point. Countless lives are saved every year by new diagnostic and surgical systems designed by engineers. Somehow, though, the engineers rarely get the credit for saving those lives.

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JamesCAnder   11/6/2012 3:54:38 PM
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Is it too self-serving to nominate myself?

I feel that sometimes the rising star competitions are limited to "rockstar" engineers and ones who lucked out on having a popular project or two. The guy who shows up to work every day, has projects on time, save money, etc never gets the recognition they deserve. How about a hapless engineer award?

JC

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richnass   11/7/2012 9:31:39 AM
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James, you are welcome to nominate anyone you desire, including the lunch pail engineer you describe.

verification_engineer
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verification_engineer   11/19/2012 3:06:37 PM
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Also, I welcome all of you to join this initiative by Shachi Nandan Kakkar which he is leading to motivate high school students and youngsters to choose engineering in college. Engineering is not considered cool and trendy by youngsters and Shachi wants to change that mindset.  He would like to see USA at the forefront of technological innovation and have enough exciting jobs for our graduates.

But, he needs your support in trying to find solutions. Corporate support is welcome.

https://www.engineeringforchange.org/workspace/view/316/1#tabs=/workspace/users/316/1

 

verification_engineer
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verification_engineer   11/18/2012 6:42:15 PM
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James,

 

You are not just any hapless engineer. Please read this blog to find out why Shachi Nandan Kakkar feels "it's all worth it" in one of his EDN blogs and why he feels that you are cool:

 

http://ireport.cnn.com/docs/DOC-872803

 

http://www.edn.com/electronics-blogs/practical-chip-design/4396837/Best-of-the-Web--September-19th-2012

 

http://www.siliconindia.com/news/usindians/Blogs-by-a-17-Year-Old-Inspires-Veteran-Engineers-nid-132903-cid-49.html

 

http://www.edn.com/Community/DisplayBlogsList?contentItemId=4390630&friendlyUrl=Views-from-a-Young-Electronics-Enginee

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