ISA Expo 2007 keynote: Repair education to meet industrial innovation demands

Research Triangle Park, NC—Dr. James Truchard, president and CEO of National Instruments and Engineering Hall of Fame award winner, will give a keynote/Rimbach Lecture on October 3 at the ISA Expo 2007 in Houston, TX


Research Triangle Park, NC —Dr. James Truchard, president and CEO of National Instruments and Engineering Hall of Fame award winner, will give a keynote/Rimbach Lecture on October 3 at the ISA Expo 2007 in Houston, TX. The lecture, entitled “Repairing the educational system to meet industry’s innovation demands,” focuses on realigning the engineering education system to meet the speeding innovation caused by industry trends in multidiscipline design and advanced software tools.

"Today's education system is not broadly aligned to produce engineers with the breadth of understanding, the hands-on experience, and the theoretical foundation required to supply industry with the talent required to drive innovation," states Truchard. "To produce innovation, companies must streamline R&D teams and rapidly iterate on new design ideas quickly."

Dr. Truchard co-founded National Instruments in 1976. Recognized as an industry leader, Truchard was elected to the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and was named as the University of Texas Distinguished Engineering Graduate. In 2001, Truchard was honored by Frost & Sullivan as the CEO of the Year for the test and measurement industry. In 2002, he was inducted into the Engineering Hall of Fame by Electronic Design Magazine .

The Rimbach Lecture is made possible by the Rimbach family. Honoring Richard Rimbach for his lifetime service to the industry and his leadership in founding ISA, the Rimbach Lecture Series reflects Rimbach's vision in technology advances, training, and motivation.

Learn more about ISA Expo 2007, or register.

—Edited by Lisa Sutor , Control Engineering Daily News Desk

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