ATETV Episode 12: Three Technologies that are Changing the World

This week, we explore three technologies that are changing the way we interact with the world, and how ATE programs are preparing students to work with them.

First off, we return to Times Square for another man-on-the-street segment. This week we asked, what does GIS stand for? Judging by the responses we got, it’s not quite a household name, but GIS — it stands for Geographic Information Sciences, by the way — is the technology behind the way we navigate the world. Whether it’s turn-by-turn driving directions or digital maps that help farmers plant their crops, GIS is already making a big impact, and it’s poised to get even bigger.

Next we go from mapping wide open spaces to the precision world of cutting-edge medicine. Biomanufacturing is the use of living cells to produce compounds that could be used to cure disease. Student Joseph Kiesel is learning how to do just that at Great Bay Community College, and he’s planning to transfer his knowledge — and his college credits — to a four-year program in biochemistry or molecular biology when he graduates.

Finally, we take a look at the technology that makes ATETV and this blog possible: Information and Communications Technologies (ICT). ICT is what lets all of our networked gadgets — from computers to televisions to phone and mobile devices — talk to each other and share information. And as the world gets more and more wired together, the job opportunities in ICT will only get bigger and more exciting.

Tune in next week for three more success stories on ATETV!

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