ISA Executive Board Approves New Vision and Mission Statements

ISA Executive Board Approves New Vision and Mission Statements

This post is authored by Brian Curtis, president of ISA 2018.   I’m excited to announce that the ISA Executive Board, meeting earlier this month during the Spring Leaders Meeting in Raleigh, NC, USA, has approved new ISA vision and mission statements. ISA’s new...
The Arts Must Be Factored Into the STEM Equation

The Arts Must Be Factored Into the STEM Equation

This guest blog post was written by Stephen R. Huffman, vice president, marketing and business development, Mead O’Brien, Inc. This blog began as a coy reply to Bill Lydon’s interesting post about Leonardo da Vinci’s accomplishments as an artist applying engineering...
Future Engineers Benefit from ISA Student Sections

Future Engineers Benefit from ISA Student Sections

This post was authored by Leo Staples, senior manager, utility operational compliance, at OGE Energy Corp. Leo is an ISA Fellow and was ISA president in 2011. In a prior blog, I talked about how ISA student sections present opportunities for members to shape future...
Should STEM Education Programs Include the Arts?

Should STEM Education Programs Include the Arts?

This article was written by Bill Lydon, automation industry authority, journalist and former chief editor at InTech magazine. Michael J. Gelb, author of the book How to Think like Leonardo da Vinci, gave a thought-provoking keynote presentation at an Emerson Exchange....
Portrait of the Automation Engineer as a Young Professional

Portrait of the Automation Engineer as a Young Professional

This post was authored by Jim Garrison, PE, CAP, CFSE, director of lifecycle solutions at aeSolutions. First off, hello and welcome to the field of automation (or instrumentation and controls, or electrical and instrumentation, or process control technology, or any of...
Four Myths About Why We Have a Shortage of Engineers

Four Myths About Why We Have a Shortage of Engineers

This post was written by Chad Harper, senior director of technology for MAVERICK Technologies, a Rockwell Automation company. There seems to be a wealth of articles detailing the problems the automation industry has finding and developing new talent. There are...

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