Posted by Bruce Brandt on June 5, 2014 @ 1:19 pm
Too many recent engineering graduates have never set foot inside a process plant before, or they have very little experience with process control systems.
An old friend of mine tells a story about his first project meeting after joining an engineering company fresh out of school. The lead engineer kept saying that it was a “grassroots project,” so my friend finally asked “How do you make paper out of grass roots?” We’ve all been there in one way or another, but what we do isn’t brain surgery. It isn’t even rocket science—though it’s closer. So how do we teach our new graduates to be controls engineers? Many newly minted engineers have never set foot in a process plant or if they have my experience is they got very little exposure to the process control system. The many control theory classes, from my experience, don’t seem to be very tied to the real world but focu... Continue ReadingContinue ReadingView Comments (1)
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