HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
ttemple
User Rank
Platinum
Re: ENGINEERING STARS
ttemple   1/13/2014 10:22:21 AM
NO RATINGS
1.) No women engineers in the group.  (Where is our country failing here?????)

I thought that a woman WON the contest, so there must have been at least one woman in the group.

ttemple
User Rank
Platinum
Re: ENGINEERING STARS
ttemple   1/11/2014 8:33:22 PM
NO RATINGS
Perhaps only 10% of women are interested in engineering as a career.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: ENGINEERING STARS
Charles Murray   1/8/2014 9:03:56 PM
NO RATINGS
Bobjengr, you've brought up a subject that I raised just a few minutes ago in a comment on the Gadget Freak story. I've never understaood why more women don't go into engineering. In 1988, an editor named Gail Robinson did a fantastic 10-page article for Design News about the reasons why women don't choose engineering (it was 10% at that time), and what was being done about it. The article mentioned lots of possible reasons -- lack of mentors, lack of parental encouragement at young ages, inadequate high school counseling, etc. But 26 years later, the number is still the same -- about 10%, as far as I know. High school girls do well in physics, so where is the disconnect and why?

bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
ENGINEERING STARS
bobjengr   1/7/2014 5:28:37 PM
NO RATINGS
Excellent Post Lauren.  There are several things that really stand out for me, as follows:

1.) No women engineers in the group.  (Where is our country failing here?????)

2.) TI seems to be very well represented which is great.

3.)  Most engineers work for smaller companies.

4.)  Several are mentors--which is also great. (Hopefully the days of "sink or swim" are over.)

5.) Work ethic is mentioned in each case indicating a great passion for the profession. 

Very strong field and Mouser deserves credit for sponsoring this again.

 

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Strong group
Rob Spiegel   1/7/2014 7:39:16 AM
NO RATINGS
Good point, Chuck. And this is just a small picture of a profession that is changing our world for the better every day.

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Strong group
Charles Murray   1/6/2014 5:50:27 PM
NO RATINGS
This is a very strong group. We've got engineers who've developed smart glasses, DSP architectures, underwater robotic fish and even a prosthetic limb that grows with a child, among other things. Congratulations to all of our finalists.



Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
The Industrial Internet of Things may be going off the deep end in connecting everything on the plant floor. Some machines, bearings, or conveyors simply donít need to be monitored -- even if they can be.
Wind turbines already are imposing structures that stretch high into the sky, but an engineering graduate student at the University of Notre Dame wants to make them even taller to reduce energy costs and improve efficiency.
Ray Zinn, Silicon Valley's longest-running CEO, shares some of his thoughts on innovation, procrastination, and why you shouldn't put customers first.
Researchers at American University have produced chemically active structures that, not unlike living things, can actually do things on their own without an external power.
Former DARPA official and Google executive Dr. Kaigham Gabriel believes sensor companies think too much like suppliers and need to bring their products closer to the consumer.
More:Blogs|News
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6 |  7 | 8 | 9 | 10


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 Course June 28-30:
Sponsored by Proto Labs
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2016 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service