How Long Before Watson Comes to Engineering?

How Long Before Watson Comes to Engineering?

This post was authored by Paul Gruhn, president of ISA 2019. Hundreds of years ago, experienced master builders knew everything about their craft, designing and overseeing the building of pyramids, cathedrals, and bridges. Now the world is vastly more complicated, and...
Career Advice for Someone Beginning an Engineering Education

Career Advice for Someone Beginning an Engineering Education

This post was written by Bill R. Hollifield, an industry veteran, ISA committee member and author of books on alarm management and HMI. I have had a typical 37-year engineering career that I have thoroughly enjoyed, split between project engineering, production,...
Get involved in promoting STEM education

Get involved in promoting STEM education

This post is authored by Peggie Koon, president of ISA 2014. In last month’s ISA Insights article I mentioned I will complete a series of articles reviewing the 10 trends impacting ISA. Last month we looked at Cybersecurity and this month we’ll take a closer look at...
The Molecule: Why Professionals Matter Over Equipment

The Molecule: Why Professionals Matter Over Equipment

This guest post is authored by Bill Stewart, vice president of corporate planning and strategy at MAVERICK Technologies. At the end of the day, a process automation project is measured by how it delivered the unit of production – or in many processes, the “molecule” –...
On Becoming an Automation Professional

On Becoming an Automation Professional

This post was written by Javier Donayre, president of the TECSUP Student Section.   Since I was young, I can clearly remember how much I enjoyed imagining a world with technology everywhere making my life as easy as possible. To create such a place, I spent hours...

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