Jonathan Love's tour-de-force single volume Process Automation Handbook is a necessary reference, right beside Liptak's Instrument Engineer's Handbook, and if I can be pardoned, my own Instrumentation Reference Book, that should be on every process automation professional's desk or bookshelf.
Honeywell's "boilermaker in chief" Norm Gilsdorf is one of nine alumni receiving an award from Purdue University during Engineers' Week. One of the other alumni is another distinguished woman in engineering, Joan Miller, a senior vice president at CH2M-Hill Engineers.
According to Katie Drummond in her column posted January 15th on Wired.com DARPA is becoming concerned that so few wired-up, connected, with-it kids are moving into science and engineering tracks in school. And the numbers are continuing to fall.
Seth Godin's blog today talks squarely to the point of why it takes so beastly long to get corporate change....and that's not just in the automation industry either, although we're one of the worst and longest to hold on to legacy systems.