The Impact of Electronics Engineering in Newport News
The movement of some of matter’s tiniest particles—electrons—created the movement of our country into an electrified nation. Electricity is at the base of nearly everything we do. From communication to construction, electrical machines and solid-state electronics permeate every facet of our lives. Satellite phones, cable television, wi-fi, cellular, and landline telephones all depend on electricity to make them work. Industry powers huge machines using electrical motors.
The giant lifting cranes at shipyards, such as those dotting the James River in Newport News, run off electricity. Imagine replacing all those electrical motors with diesel, gasoline, or steam powered engines. Our nation’s skies would be black, our rain nearly toxic. Our hospitals would be filled with gasping, choking patients. Newport News and the world depend on reliable, efficient electronic technology.
Keeping those electronics in service, connecting devices to machines and each other, and finding new and more energy-efficient ways to produce more for less money are all jobs for electronics engineering technologists.