My work explores integrations of electronics, computing, art, craft, and design. I've done foundational work in paper and fabric-based electronics, including inventing the LilyPad Arduino, a construction kit for sew-able electronics. All of my work centers around the goal of making technology more accessible and fun.
Salary Median (2020)
Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)
+1.6% (little or no change)
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What Electrical Engineers Do
Research, design, develop, test, or supervise the manufacturing and installation of electrical equipment, components, or systems for commercial, industrial, military, or scientific use.
Other Job Titles Electrical Engineers May Have
Design Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer
How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work
I can either go to the office or to the lab, depending on the project stage. If the project is on its initial stage I go to the office, do some planning, simulations, results analysis...If it is on the final stage I go to the lab and do some antenna fabrication or measurements. Then I analyze the results and compare them with the simulated ones. I check the discrepancies, find the sources of error and iterate the process until the desired performance is achieved.
Tasks & Responsibilities May Include
- Operate computer-assisted engineering or design software or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
- Prepare technical drawings, specifications of electrical systems, or topographical maps to ensure that installation and operations conform to standards and customer requirements.
- Confer with engineers, customers, or others to discuss existing or potential engineering projects or products.
- Design, implement, maintain, or improve electrical instruments, equipment, facilities, components, products, or systems for commercial, industrial, or domestic purposes.
- Direct or coordinate manufacturing, construction, installation, maintenance, support, documentation, or testing activities to ensure compliance with specifications, codes, or customer requirements.
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