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The next big discoveries into how the brain works will not be possible without engineers. The IEEE EMBS BRAIN Grand Challenges Conference aims to bring engineers into the fold. more
How do you handle intimidating audiences—powerful people who argue with you, impatient executives, or just pushy colleagues? Before we can answer that question, we need to take a closer look at what intimidation actually is.
 
As engineers, we are noted for our ability to develop new technologically sophisticated products, but not necessarily for being good at, or even interested in, predicting how they may be misused.
 
Remember the “good ol' days” when all you had to do was post a job on your favorite job board and your in-box filled with good, qualified resumes? Times have changed, so if you're a smaller company, how do you compete with the big boys attracting and retaining talented engineers?
Tech pros who seek a new career path may may need to overcome resistance from risk-averse employers by convincing that hiring someone with no direct experience will be a good decision.
 
When the World Wildlife Fund selected Chris Miser to help it combat poaching in southwest Africa, it got much more than an engineer with a desirable technology. It got a man committed to helping protect wildlife.
 


As we embark on an exciting new year, IEEE-USA invites members and non-members to submit story ideas and articles on career and public policy issues that affect U.S. technology professionals. Interested individuals should contact Today's Engineer Managing Editor Greg Hill at g.hill@ieee.org.

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