2016 NI Week and University Partnership | American Public University (APU)

2016 NI Week and University Partnership | American Public University (APU)

October 9, 2019 0 By Stanley Isaacs


NI Week is this annual convention where
industry and educators from around the world all meet to talk about things that
they’re doing with National Instruments hardware and software. It’s really an
inspirational convention to share ideas. National Instruments and the American
Public University have created a great partnership to really take industry
standard technology and allow students to learn really complex topics anywhere
they might be in the world. The software that they provide and the hardware
actually is an electrical engineering lab to our students at home. The
electrical engineering curriculum with our university starts from the very
first level of taking measurements with National Instruments Elvis unit to
digital systems incorporating the National Instruments myRio. Our students
will have the same devices when they get their jobs. So, there’ll be a step ahead
of all the other employees. What’s really exciting about engineering is it gives
you the feeling that you can create anything you have the mindset of the
tools in your head to start off with a blank piece of paper and create
something really cool. There are so many career opportunities
available electrical engineering to help society from energy solutions, to consumer goods, to space exploration,
anything needs electrical engineers to make it happen. My advice to anybody especially women
thinking about going into engineering is to go for it. You know don’t shortchange
yourself. Don’t count yourself out. If you want to do it, you can do it. What you’ll see from National Instruments is continued innovation from a technology standpoint, and by partnering with APUS, we can bring that into the hands of more students across the globe to really make a
significant impact in creating more engineers to solve society’s grand
challenges.