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|04-06-2011, 10:05 PM||#174 (permalink)|
Join Date: Apr 2006
Politicians are like diapers; they should be changed frequently, and for the same reason.
Anything worth fighting for is worth fighting dirty for.
|04-06-2011, 10:10 PM||#175 (permalink)|
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Atlanta, GA
|04-25-2011, 06:12 PM||#177 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Just like to up this post with a question to you engineers. I'm interested in the Energy Systems option of electrical engineering. I guess they also call it Power Engineering. Here's what it covers:
Systems and components related to generation, transmission, distribution, storage, processing and consumption of electrical energy on large and small scales. Control, protection and reliable operation of the electric grid, hybrid & electric transportation; electrical power systems of vehicles, aircraft and ships; electromechanical actuators, industrial and manufacturing processes requiring electric energy, house appliances, and more.
Is this a solid career? Either looking into maintenance of some big stuff or working on the power grid.
|04-25-2011, 06:17 PM||#178 (permalink)|
Slowly making progress
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Vail, AZ
I would say so. Infrastructure will always need to be maintained or increased upon, so that could be a core source of employment. Then you have all sorts of development in new power technologies that will need to be researched or improved upon.
|04-25-2011, 07:51 PM||#179 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Plattsburgh, NY
Not just maintained and increased upon, but with the growing trends toward energy efficiency, there will be a growing demand for technologies that generate and transfer energy more efficiently. Probably a pretty good field to be looking at right now.
|04-25-2011, 08:51 PM||#180 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Excellent field to be in right now. Right now, one of the biggest issues with hybrid vehicles is the fact they are soon going to be PHEVs. The current power grid isn't setup for it and some of the issues PHEVs present so a lot of research is going into that specifically. Also, if you are contemplating graduate school, it is much easier to get funded if your interests and background is in a hot research topic.