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The challenge of measurement science, part 2 [President's perspectives]

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Fowler, K. ; Adjunct professor for the Johns Hopkins University Engineering Professional Program and lectures internationally on systems engineering and developing real-time embedded systems

In this paper the challenges on measurement science are discussed, new technologies, such as the internet, gaming, and the smart grid, can be more exciting than measurement science to the latest generation of students, academics, and practitioners. The science of measurement has been thoroughly investigated over the past two hundred years, which might breed complacency and potentially contempt. No series of failures or catastrophes have occurred that can be attributed to issues within measurement science.

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Instrumentation & Measurement Magazine, IEEE  (Volume:14 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

April 2011

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