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Slideshow: Meet 11 Finalists in Our Rising Engineering Stars Contest
1/10/2013

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Ian Lesnet
President/engineer/entrepreneur, Dangerous Prototypes 
Lesnet is leading the industry in creating open-source hardware. He runs Dangerous Prototypes, whose Bus Pirate has become extremely popular among hackers/makers, as well as professional engineers. Through Dangerous Prototypes, he has proven that a fully open environment for hardware development is a viable business solution and can be looked up to by makers everywhere.
President/engineer/entrepreneur, Dangerous Prototypes
Lesnet is leading the industry in creating open-source hardware. He runs Dangerous Prototypes, whose Bus Pirate has become extremely popular among hackers/makers, as well as professional engineers. Through Dangerous Prototypes, he has proven that a fully open environment for hardware development is a viable business solution and can be looked up to by makers everywhere.

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Dave Palmer
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Re: More women engineers
Dave Palmer   1/10/2013 7:58:41 PM
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Yeah, that Dave Palmer sure is a swell guy.

Seriously, though, it's interesting to learn about the work all of these individuals are doing.  It was great to see a college student on the list -- especially one who is going to school while working full time.

It would be great if there were more women on the list, but unfortunately, I think this reflects the relatively low number of women in the engineering, especially electrical and mechanical engineering.  Hopefully, in coming years, we will start to see a greater proportion of women on lists like this.

Ann R. Thryft
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Re: More women engineers
Ann R. Thryft   1/10/2013 1:53:57 PM
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Thanks Lauren. I agree--I noticed that Dave Palmer, who writes occasional columns for us, was on the list. And many of the others are also doing some fascinating work.

Lauren Muskett
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Lauren Muskett   1/10/2013 1:48:43 PM
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Hi Ann, No more women are on the list, but the next group of finialists are definitely interesting!

Ann R. Thryft
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More women engineers
Ann R. Thryft   1/10/2013 1:24:19 PM
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It's great to see a woman in this list. Lauren, are there more women among the finalists you'll be posting tomorrow?

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