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VIDEO: Advice From High School StudentsNovember 8, 2023 | Barry Matties and Bryan Bernas, I-Connect007
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At the annual NW Electronics Design and Manufacturing Expo (NEDME) on Oct. 18, hosted at Tektronix in Beaverton, Oregon, and sponsored by the Electronics Manufacturing Association and the Electronics Representatives Association, I met and interviewed students from one of the area’s FIRST Robotics teams.
The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics program initially caught my attention during an IPC APEX EXPO, when FIRST founder Dean Kamen gave the keynote address. Kamen founded FIRST to develop students’ interest in STEM, and since then, I have been interviewing and sharing stories of FIRST team members around the country.
At NEDME, I stopped by the exhibit for Team 2898, The Flying Hedgehogs, and learned about their mission to promote and gain support for their robotics team.
In this interview, team captain Rae Wetzel and her team member Logan King provide useful insight for anybody looking to hire the next generation. Please take a few minutes to watch this video and hear their particularly insightful advice about what skills are needed in the future workforce.
This article originally appeared in the November 2023 issue of SMT007 Magazine. This issue features several articles about attracting new, young talent to the workforce.
Inovaxe, a world leader and provider of innovative material handling and inventory control systems, is pleased to announce the addition of Angelo Panagopoulos as Director of Business Development.
STI Electronics, Inc., a full-service organization providing training services, training materials, analytical/failure analysis, prototyping and electronic contract manufacturing, is thrilled to announce the newest addition to its team, Kylie Clark, as Engineering Intern.
At Auburn University in Alabama, I connected with both Shaheen Pouya, the newly elected IPC student chapter president, who is pursuing a PhD in industrial engineering, and Padmanava Choudhury, the outgoing IPC student chapter president, a graduate research assistant and a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He is pursuing a doctoral degree in the reliability of electronics packaging.
The first step for a sales team is to directly interact with the targeted customers, converting the leads (created by advertising and research done by the marketing team) into sales. Marketing is the first chapter, and sales is the rest of the story. Get to know the customer and build a relationship with the key decision-makers, be they process engineers, purchasing agents, or just about everyone in between.
Zestron Precision Cleaning Sdn. Bhd. (also known as ZESTRON South Asia), the global leader in precision cleaning solutions within the electronics industry, headquartered in Ingolstadt, Germany, announced the appointment of Kenneth Lee Yew Loon as the new General Manager for South Asia.