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Steve Taranovich

Bright young engineering minds at Radio & Wireless Week 2017

Steve Taranovich
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jonharris0
2/22/2017 8:42:01 AM
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Young engineers in the making!
It is great to see the enthusiasm and interest in science and technology at such an age. I wasn't fortunate enough to get cranking on technology until my junior year of high school. However, I was quite lucky to have such an awesome electronics teacher that really brought out my interest in the area.  I had tinkered with electronics and took several of my electronic toys apart to see what was inside but it wasn't until I was in electronics class with Mr. Smitherman (aka Smitty) that I took off with it.  As a somewhat younger engineer I am likely one of the few in my age group who can say they've worked with vacuum tube circuits.  Smitty made sure he exposed us to them because "all this modern electronic stuff is all solid state and no one appreciates these old tubes anymore" as he like to put it.  Ah, good times!!

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Shantaram
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2/20/2017 9:22:54 AM
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Thanks for this articles!

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2/15/2017 12:39:33 PM
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Intel retreat from sponsoring science fairs for high school students
The NY Times reported today that Intel will no longer be sponsoring high school student science fairs. That's disappointing. The International Science and Engineering Fair, a non-profit group that organizes fairs as well as the Society for Science and the Public is searching for a new sponsor.

It seems that part of Intel's decision is that they are a processor and software-based company and coding workshops and contests may be a better area in which they may want to concentrate their efforts.

I think that, in general, the vast majority of tech companies are still very supportive of sponsoring science and technology. Google hosts the Google Science Fair, a global competition. However, we must have tech companies continued support for the 'science fair, which extends back to the 40s. I had my share of science projects at these fairs as a young STEM student in the 50s and 60s.

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