Joy Chang


Workforce Development October 8, 2016

Future engineers showcase summer projects

6th and 7th grade students showcased skills learned from the ChiS&E Summer Enrichment Program at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC).

By Joy Chang
PLM, Control Design October 23, 2015

Smart data and 5G are critical to enable the Industrial Internet of Things

NI Days 2015 Chicago highlighted the latest advances in platform-based technologies and 5G research to overcome escalating complexity and expand the Internet of Things (IoT). Smart data was also a main focus at the event, featuring methods to better save data for analysis and future applications. The National Instruments event was held on Oct. 15 at Navy Pier, Chicago.

By Joy Chang
Cybersecurity November 5, 2014

Defense in depth: Best practices to secure your networked system

With the development of the Internet of Things (IoT), securing a connected system is becoming a critical issue. Here are some tips and concepts provided by network security experts from Pack Expo 2014.

By Joy Chang
Workforce Development November 4, 2014

OEE opportunity calculator demonstrated at Pack Expo

AIOE’s overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) calculator is a tool to help manufacturers identify opportunity for improvement and evaluate ROI on OEE initiatives.

By Joy Chang
Process Safety November 3, 2014

Four risk factors jeopardizing automation projects

Pharmaceutical companies are making a beeline to automate manufacturing. Here are four primary risk factors, most of them non-technical, which might hinder the early phases of any automation project.

By Joy Chang
PLM, Control Design October 10, 2014

5 red flags before choosing configuration-based data acquisition software

The configuration-based model for data acquisition might be easier to set up and run, but the long-term trade-offs may outweigh short-term returns, according to Marti Chance, product marketing manager at National Instruments (NI). She spoke at 2014 NIDays in Chicago. See the five red flags to consider when selecting configured-based data acquisition software.

By Joy Chang
Discrete Manufacturing October 8, 2014

Create the IoT with graphical system design software, flexible testing equipment

At 2014 NIDays in Chicago, Dave Wilson, director of academic programs at National Instruments, gave his insights on the Internet of things (IoT) and demonstrated the latest design and testing tools to create the IoT.

By Joy Chang
Workforce Development September 15, 2014

STEM education for kids from underrepresented communities

The Chicago Pre-College Science & Engineering Program (ChiS&E), an innovative STEM program serving grades K-5, held its first fundraiser at the University of Illinois-Chicago (UIC) on Sept. 11, 2014.

By Joy Chang
Workforce Development September 10, 2014

3D printers help cultivate next-generation engineers

3D Systems gives out 3D printers to K-12 schools and universities to help students learn design, prototype, and test their innovative ideas with latest design software and scanning technology.

By Joy Chang
Workforce Development September 10, 2014

Engineering is fun: former NASA astronaut on turning dreams into careers

Former NASA astronaut Wendy B. Lawrence spoke on the Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014, pointing out the importance of exposing students to STEM career opportunities while they are still in school to help them map the future.

By Joy Chang
Workforce Development September 9, 2014

We need a more educated workforce for the future of manufacturing

For a smarter, complicated, and data-driven manufacturing industry today, we need a more educated and skilled workforce that has problem-solving and critical thinking ability, according to Gregg Fleisher the Chief Academic Officer of National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), speaking at IMTS Smartforce Student Summit at IMTS 2014.

By Joy Chang