For many decades baseball was a daytime pursuit. But weekday games didn’t mesh with the company clock and stands were often empty. Until Robert J. Swackhamer’s homerun idea. Swackhamer, a GE lighting engineer, was thinking about freight trains, not baseball, when he hit upon his idea. In the 1920s, a railroad company asked him to design an array of high-wattage lamps that would allow it to keep rail yards open overnight. The lights worked so well that Swackhamer convinced his bosses to test the arrays at the General Electric Athletic Field at Lynn, Mass.
Dr Martin Barr, clinical scientist and adjunct assistant professor at the Institute of Molecular Medicine in Trinity College Dublin and St James’s Hospital, was one of three winners of the GE Healthcare Life Sciences’ 2013 Cell Imaging Competition who will now have his work seen by millions of New Yorkers and tourists alike. His striking image of a lung cancer cell surrounded by a green glow won the competition to highlight the beauty of cells. Dr Barr’s image, which was taken as part of his ongoing research to better understand and fight resistance to lung cancer treatments, shows in minute detail a lung cancer cell from one of the most common forms of lung cancer; non-small cell lung cancer, otherwise known as NSCLC.
This list represents this year’s Ideal Employers for U.S. engineering students. Students choose an unlimited number of employers they would consider working for from a list of 230. From their “considered” employers they choose their top five “Ideal” employers. The Ideal Employer Rankings represent the companies with the most “Ideal” votes.
GE offers a great work environment and challenging careers. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer for all, including minorities, women, protected veterans and disabled. The Production Optimization Engineer will be responsible for working with customers and members of the Production Optimization Group in the identification and support of implementation or production enhancing opportunities, expense monitoring, and optimization as well as economic value-adding projects and solutions. The role also will provide technical and surveillance support to the Production Optimization Group.
GE has opened its Global Wind Turbine Drivetrain Repair Innovation Lab in New York State. The facility at the site of the company’s Power Generation Repair Technology Center in Albany is equipped with “advanced technologies to support fast development and innovation for repairs to the wind turbine’s gearbox and rotor”, GE said.