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Contribute your image and caption to add to this Control Engineering subscribers-at-work article; write an article for 2021 and vote for the best products.

By Mark T. Hoske October 10, 2020
Show yourself in an interesting work setting to help inspire next-generation engineers: Submit a photo and explanation of you at work with an intelligent, interesting, descriptive, useful caption (25-250 words) with appropriate permissions, at Top left: Beckhoff Automation training panel; bottom left: Leeson cutaway of a washdown motor, middle Honeywell burner management; and right, Siemens safety in motion. Courtesy: Mark T. Hoske, Control Engineering

Three opportunities follow to encourage the next-generation of engineers.

Picture this engineering inspiration

Please help with this fun, low-effort way to encourage young engineers to consider a career in automation, controls and instrumentation. Three steps follow.

  1. Safety first: Ensure you’re following appropriate safety requirements, including personal protective equipment (PPE)for the area.
  2. Ensure you have permissions to do so; don’t show anything that’s going to get you in trouble; sign the author and image agreement at and submit the image and caption using the same interface.
  3. Write an intelligent, interesting, descriptive, useful caption (25-250 words) to go with the photo, including your name, title, company and a little about what we see. Side-by-side before and after photos often are particularly interesting. Include a URL back to your company.

We’ll post those that qualify as we get them, with the newest photos on top so you can check back, and send you a link, if we use yours. We’ll bounce the story back to the top of the home page when we add a few more and consider using the best ones in the print/digital edition.

Vote for the best Engineers’ Choice products, any time October through December.

Vote for the best Engineers’ Choice products, any time October through December.

2021 articles

While you’re at it, browse the 2021 article list at and share some knowledge by contributing an article.

What will you be remembered for? Thank you for your help!

Review the finalists, vote

Being at work includes finding new technologies to examine, evaluate, and if appropriate, apply, integrate and use. Many subscribers buy or help specify technologies that they apply or recommend. In this issue, you’ll find a list of 88 Engineers’ Choice finalists in 21 categories. Please use your expertise to review the product descriptions and vote for those you think would be most useful.

Think again about encouraging others, and thanks again.

Mark T. Hoske is content manager, Control Engineering, CFE Media and Technology,


Mark T. Hoske
Author Bio: Mark Hoske has been Control Engineering editor/content manager since 1994 and in a leadership role since 1999, covering all major areas: control systems, networking and information systems, control equipment and energy, and system integration, everything that comprises or facilitates the control loop. He has been writing about technology since 1987, writing professionally since 1982, and has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from UW-Madison.