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Becoming an automation professional

Becoming an Automation Professional

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 throughout most of my childhood building mini robots from pieces of my oldest toys, the main components of which were DC motors […]

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ISA Introductions: North Dakota State College of Science Section

ISA Insights asked the North Dakota State College of Science ISA Student Section to participate in a brief question and answer session to familiarize ISA members with this section. Shane Suko, associate professor of Electrical Technology at North Dakota State College of Science, participated in this introduction. Insights: Describe your section to other ISA Members […]

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Schooling to Become a Control Systems Engineer

Jim Cahill posted an interesting question today on Twitter from a Jeremy Salmon, a BYU student.   He wanted to know: I reached out to some folks in the Automation Federation (AF) who have been working on standardizing Automation-type curriculum to universities, colleges, and high schools.  They created the Automation Competency Model to help shape […]

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Getting the Most out of an ISA Student Membership

How can students expand their technical bases and pick up the interpersonal skills hiring employers want? ISA student membership offers many opportunities for professional enhancement. Here are a few: Leadership opportunities: There are many opportunities besides being an officer. Students can set up meetings. events, or activities. This helps develop organizational, networking, and project management […]

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Michael Lopresti

Young Innovators: Internship Opportunities Lead to Automation Future

InTech magazine has launched a new column called “Young Innovators.” The column will focus on “talking shop with the next generation.” The inaugural contribution comes from Michael Lopresti. Lopresti is a senior Industrial Engineering student and collegiate swimmer at the University of Missouri, dually enrolled in the Crosby MBA program. Here is an excerpt from […]

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