Emily Gray-Fow is a technology journalist, web designer, and entrepreneur with a background in mechanical engineering and computer science, which she studied at The Open University. Currently based in the UK, she has lived in the U.S. and travelled extensively in Europe, and she is currently a business partner in a small electromagnetics compliance consultancy. Emily is particularly interested in neural networks and edge computing.
Despite the ongoing battle for female equality, today’s women electrical engineers have made a name for themselves both in engineering and in other fields like politics and business. This list includes several well-established figures, but also runs through some up-and-coming engineers who we can expect to make big leaps forward in their field over the next few decades.
one week ago
Waste, and especially electronics waste, is a major issue that humanity needs to tackle if it’s to keep this planet in a viable condition long-term. Bioengineers have been working increasingly closely with electronics engineers to resolve this issue with multiple breakthroughs in the last 12 months.
2 weeks ago
The traditional mouse and keyboard have hardly changed for many years. However, many parts of the world are facing a skills crisis, and young people are leaving school with far more experience using tablets and smartphones.
2 months ago
Western medicine has seen huge growth in the use of technology for the treatment of disease and in preventative medicine. Many centres in Europe are leading the way in the use of smartwatches and fitness trackers to treat a number of different conditions, making innovative new leaps in how these body-worn sensors can help keep us fit and well.
4 months ago
There is currently no end in sight for the electronics component shortage we have been plagued by in recent years. The rise of the Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous vehicles, and a move towards more distributed digital hardware infrastructures such as Edge computing have pushed component manufacturers to the breaking point.
5 months ago
While younger engineers might feel that their shiny new degrees make their skillsets more relevant, most established electrical engineers with years of experience have these necessary skills that haven't hit history books yet.
6 months ago
Elon Musk's dreams of hyper-fast transportation and connectivity worldwide are filled with innovation and open-source production. But is the all-mighty Hyperloop possible, or just another unrealistic plan by tech's most eccentric innovator?
about 7 months ago