Believe it or not, some workplaces are now subjecting potential employees to on-line personality tests. Before your soon-to-be-boss discovers the real you, take the time to find out yourself if you're in the right field.
Serving as the online home for virtual quizzes, www.davideck.com has a wealth of personality, career, and fun tests. Test your IQ or your entrepreneur skills, but before leaving the site, every engineer must determine if she truly fits the stereotype. The Nerd Purity Test determines your percentage of nerdiness by asking a wide range of questions from "Have you ever worn a calculator?" to "Do you know the Latin name for the fruit fly?"
At www.emode.com, you can choose from a list of personality and career-related tests to determine if you're spending your 9-to-5 weekdays in the most compatible environment. Weed through the "What breed of dog are you?" and "Who's your TV family?" quizzes and you'll find the career tests that matter. Well worth the 10 minutes away from your possibly poorly matched job, the Career Makeover asks 65 multiple choice question. According to the test, my "detective" nature would serve me well working as a mathematician or FBI agent, or troubleshooting for NASA. Not bad for a 29% nerd.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.