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

Dr. James Truchard, president and CEO of National Instruments and Engineering Hall of Fame award winner, will give a keynote Rimbach Lecture on Oct. 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 b...
By Staff September 1, 2007

Dr. James Truchard, president and CEO of National Instruments and Engineering Hall of Fame award winner, will give a keynote Rimbach Lecture on Oct. 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.

“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, and has numerous industry recognitions, including being 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.

The Rimbach Lecture honors Richard Rimbach for his lifetime service to the industry and his leadership in founding ISA.

Learn more about the Oct. 2-4 event at www.isa.org/expo