HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Greg M. Jung
User Rank
Platinum
Giving Back
Greg M. Jung   4/5/2013 7:20:51 PM
NO RATINGS
Great idea.  I can also see many highly experienced, semi-retired professionals giving back by donating their expertise to a worthy cause through this organization.  This could have the added benefit of keeping one's skill set sharp during the post-career years.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Giving Back
Cabe Atwell   4/9/2013 5:43:47 PM
NO RATINGS
I doubt if people can't even give $20 to charity they will give their time... but I honestly hope this catches on.

C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Giving Back
Ann R. Thryft   5/9/2013 6:11:07 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for writing about this, Cabe. I also like Greg's suggestion, that more experienced people could donate their expertise.

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Giving Back
Cabe Atwell   5/10/2013 3:48:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann,

I suppose if the skilled person has a lot of time, this is a great outlet for their good deeds.

Barring the fact they may be an evil scientist.

C

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Giving Back
Ann R. Thryft   5/15/2013 4:45:53 PM
NO RATINGS
Well, I guess the definition of the evil scientist would be at least partly determined by those requesting the skills/dollars for the evil science project, don't you think?

Cabe Atwell
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Giving Back
Cabe Atwell   5/17/2013 3:18:51 PM
NO RATINGS
Evil is always defined as a scientific endeavor that negatively effects people. You could argue that a lot of engineers and scientists have direct and indirect evil projects. As in how to best market products, aka proliferation of people's money. Or life risk analysis stating that people will die, but not that many. The report is then a secret. Happens everyday.

C



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
Researchers in Canada have developed a chin strap that harvests energy from chewing and can potentially power a digital earplug that can provide both protection and communication capabilities.
In case you haven't heard, the deadline to enter the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards is coming up fast Oct. 28! Have you entered yet?
Made by Monkeys highlights products that somehow slipped by the QC cops.
A Tokyo company, Miraisens Inc., has unveiled a device that allows users to move virtual 3D objects around and "feel" them via a vibration sensor. The device has many applications within the gaming, medical, and 3D-printing industries.
In the last few years, use of CFD in building design has increased manifolds. Computational fluid dynamics is effective in analyzing the flow and thermal properties of air within spaces. It can be used in buildings to find the best measures for comfortable temperature at low energy use.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
9/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
9/10/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
10/7/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Oct 20 - 24, How to Design & Build an Embedded Web Server: An Embedded TCP/IP Tutorial
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service