Alexandra Dopplinger is Freescale's global segment marketing manager for Robotics and Factory Automation. She has 11 years experience in semiconductor industry, 10 years in telecom, a year in the coordination and protection division of an electric utility and a patent for a redundant network solution. Her B.Eng. Electrical Engineering degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland (Canada) has led to roles ranging from hardware and system design, product management, and marketing. Today, she advises Freescale product teams about how to grow industrial business and spreads the word about new solutions for robotics and control systems. Alex loves music and is learning violin along with her sons.
In many engineering workplaces, there’s a generational conflict between recent engineering graduates and older, more experienced engineers. However, a recent study published in the psychology journal Cognition suggests that both may have something to learn from another group: 4 year olds.
Conventional wisdom holds that MIT, Cal Tech, and Stanford are three of the country’s best undergraduate engineering schools. Unfortunately, when conventional wisdom visits the topic of best engineering schools, it too often leaves out some of the most distinguished programs that don’t happen to offer PhD-level degrees.
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