For the fourth consecutive year, Manufacturing Engineering recognizes 30 individuals under the age of 30 who are making a difference in manufacturing and STEM fields. These young people deserve recognition for their accomplishments in a field that gets unfairly branded as dark, dirty and dangerous—or even worse, as a career of the past. This year's group of honorees prove Read More
For the fourth consecutive year, Manufacturing Engineering recognizes 30 individuals under the age of 30 who are making a difference in manufacturing and STEM fields. These young people deserve recognition for their accomplishments in a field that gets unfairly branded as dark, dirty and dangerous—or even worse, as a career of the past.
This year's group of honorees prove that nothing could be further from the truth. We received over 100 nominations, our highest amount yet, with submissions from multiple industries—automotive, aerospace, additive, medical, automation, robotics and more, proving that manufacturing is not only alive and well, but is adapting and advancing.
Download the 2016 30 Under 30 special section here.
After an internship with Thales Visionix Inc., a developer of helmet-mounted displays for the aviation market, Denise Karabowicz joined the company full-time as a design engineer upon her 2012 graduation from the University of Southern California with a bachelor's of science degree in mechanical engineering. “I have had the privilege of working with Denise for more than Read More
Structured light is among the virtual manufacturing technologies Matt McKee sees as a critical tool for the future of production measurement and quality assurance. “It’s made huge leaps, especially in the last five years” and is gaining in adoption, he said. “The leaps it is taking are finer accuracy, faster refresh rates and a larger field of view. Everyone wants it Read More
Graham Hargreaves grew up around people who are passionate about spreading the word for building up manufacturing. But Hargreaves, currently marketing manager for CAM software developer CNC Software Inc. (Tolland, CT), developer of the Mastercam manufacturing software, didn’t really decide upon manufacturing as his field of choice until sometime in high school. “I’ve Read More
Perry Parks made a big impression on the folks interviewing him at Siemens PLM about four years ago, his colleague Altaf Arsiwala recalled. As Parks described his master’s thesis—“Translational Damping on High-Frequency Flapping Wings"—he at one point leapt to his feet and flapped his arms to illustrate a concept. He was hired on the spot. Parks earned an integrated Read More
Justin Wenning’s first interest in technical matters came at a young age. His father ran a family heating and air conditioning business. “I did service calls with him when I was five years old,” Wenning said. “That got me wanting to know better ways to do things.” Years later, “I was his apprentice for several years growing up. That got me to being hands on, seeing what Read More