Why I Love being an Engineer

Nick Such, Awesome Labs

With great power comes great responsibility

Play with cool toys usually reserved for NASA (Emcore Gallium Arsenide 3J cells)

Stand in the presence of history
(Wright Bros, Howard Hughes, WWI aircraft testing)

Turn ordinary things (blue foam) Into extraordinary things (car body with <0.15
drag coefficient)

Share our stories with kids.
(Feels like being a sports star)

(international race car driver)

Be better than Michigan, Berkeley, Northwestern.

Influence the government to make smarter decisions

Give back to the community





NSPE Code of Ethics

Preamble Engineering is an important and learned profession. As members of this profession, engineers are expected to exhibit the highest standards of honesty and integrity. Engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people. Accordingly, the services provided by engineers require honesty, impartiality, fairness, and equity, and must be dedicated to the protection of the public health, safety, and welfare. Engineers must perform under a standard of professional behavior that requires adherence to the highest principles of ethical conduct. I. Fundamental Canons Engineers, in the fulfillment of their professional duties, shall: ‡Hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. ‡Perform services only in areas of their competence. ‡Issue public statements only in an objective and truthful manner. ‡Act for each employer or client as faithful agents or trustees. ‡Avoid deceptive acts. ‡Conduct themselves honorably, responsibly, ethically, and lawfully so as to enhance the honor, reputation, and usefulness of the profession.


My Smartest Friends

Nick Such | Director, Awesome Labs

Open-source touch screens Firesheep: responsibility Stephens: students who design airplanes Solar car: putting my friends into the cars, little kids who see them, because it s hard (not just green) KY Space and DBF


High-tech services companies, which have surpassed manufacturers as the major employers of engineers, need workers with strong leadership and communications skills, to say nothing of an entrepreneurial flair. But such skills are not being
taught in most university engineering programs. IEEE and IBM are trying to change that. They began by holding a conference, ³Transforming Engineering Education: Creating Interdisciplinary Skills for Complex Global Environments.´
Learn more at http://bmsmail3.ieee.org:80/u/16803/1505238

KSTC is an entrepreneurial company dedicated to enhancing the capacity of people, companies and organizations to develop and apply science and technology and compete responsibly in the global marketplace.

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