Sometimes it feels to me like getting the next generation of kids interested in the mundane business of making stuff (i.e., manufacturing) is like bailing the ocean with a teaspoon. How ya gonna get 'em on the factory floor when what they really want to do is design video games,...
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.