The Roundup

Posted by Jen Palumbo on Feb 26, 2016 3:06:17 PM
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A roundup of posts from this week, as well as a few other things we thought were worth noting. 

Have a great weekend! 

Food Processing and Safe Food Supply



Change Management for Controls Systems with Git



Engineering and Automation of Winter - Could this be our next frontier?



Other Cool Stuff:

It's National Engineers Week! 

Founded by the Nationa Society for Professional Engineers in 1951, EWeek (February 21–27, 2016) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers.

Today, EWeek is a formal coalition of more than 70 engineering, education, and cultural societies, and more than 50 corporations and government agencies. Dedicated to raising public awareness of engineers' positive contributions to quality of life, EWeek promotes recognition among parents, teachers, and students of the importance of a technical education and a high level of math, science, and technology literacy, and motivates youth, to pursue engineering careers in order to provide a diverse and vigorous engineering workforce. Each year, EWeek reaches thousands of schools, businesses, and community groups across the U.S.

Why celebrate? 

Top Ten Reasons to Celebrate National Engineers Week:(from

10. Because if we don’t those darn scientists will take credit for all of our efforts.
9. To remind those jerks in school just who’s having fun now.
8. Even garbage collectors want to be called engineers.
7. To stop people from snickering when we discuss “flocculating” devices.
6. “ENGINEER” – you can’t spell it without “G.E.E.!”
5. It’s either that or “Broccoli Awareness Week.”
4. What else have you got to do in the third week in February?
3. Spring will come early if enough engineers emerge from the shadows.
2. Pocket protectors! Pocket protectors! Pocket protectors!
1. Because 1,800,000 engineers can’t be wrong.

You may have missed Hug an Engineer Day on February 23rd, but there's always a chance for a raincheck!  

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