During Engineers Week, we celebrate the incredible accomplishments of engineers. Just living in the 21st century means we’ve seen their remarkable innovations in communication, healthcare, transportation, the sciences, and many other areas that seemed impossible just a few years ago.
These innovations are realized by people who have the vision, skills, and determination to take on the impossible and make it a reality. These are the people who see the challenges the world presents and ask, “What if?” You get a sense of what is possible in the megatrends that get all the buzz in the news including:
- The Internet of Things—the promise to connect all of our devices and systems together to make a smarter planet
- Big data—the digitization of the world around us and analytics to make better decisions
- Autonomous vehicles—cars that will soon make humans driving a thing of the past and perhaps even illegal
One of the great joys of my job in leading our global R&D team is that I get a front row seat to see how our engineers and all of our team members are enabling the future in not only these areas but also in literally every space where technology is being applied to make the world a better place. Our employees do this by creating the world’s most powerful platform for building test, measurement, or control systems that enable engineers and scientists around the globe to make amazing discoveries, introduce groundbreaking innovations, and revolutionize entire industries.
So no matter where your passions lie – medical medical treatments; next generation communication systems; smart phones, cars, or homes; or any other field of technological innovation, you can be proud that you are helping to advance the state of the art by working at National Instruments or by building systems based on the NI platform.
The Next Generation
Our commitment to engineering goes beyond creating the innovations of the present to inspiring and preparing students to pursue engineering educations and create the innovations of the future. For example, this year, NI continues our long-term partnership with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), a nonprofit organization devoted to helping young people discover and develop a passion for technology and engineering through robotics competitions. Engineers are the builders of the world, and we know that inspiring the next generation of engineers will build a bright future for all of us.
Let Us Hear From You
Though Engineers Week presents an annual opportunity to honor the men and women who are driving engineering innovation, we celebrate the awesome past, present, and future of engineering every day. To help acknowledge your significant accomplishments, we encourage you to visit our Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn pages to post your thoughts on what makes engineering a special career, what future innovations you’re most looking forward to, and the engineers that have inspired you.
Thank you for all you do for NI and for making the world a better place!
About Engineers Week
Engineers Week – the only event of its kind – is a time to:
- Celebrate how engineers make a difference in our world
- Increase public dialogue about the need for engineers
- Bring engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents
This post is a part of a series highlighting engineers from NI and their stories about how and why they became engineers.
Blog written by: Scott Rust
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