National Engineers Week – Reticulate Micro Celebrates the World’s Most Creative and Hands-on Problem Solvers

National Engineers Week


National Engineers Week

Reticulate Micro Celebrates the World’s Most Creative and Hands-on Problem Solvers

Mark and Josh National Engineers Week

(L to R) Mark Steel and Josh Cryer at Reticulate Micro headquarters, discussing the importance of engineering as they prepare for their upcoming video series, "SATCOM in 60 Seconds." (Photo courtesy of Reticulate Micro)

In honor of National Engineers Week, founded by NSPE (National Society of Professoinal Engineers), we are saluting the field of engineering and the creative problem solvers who design, build and calibrate systems that are driving the New Space Economy.

Despite the need for this skill set, there is a massive shortage of engineering talent: In fact, 1 in 3 engineering roles will remain unfilled each year through at least 2030, finds the Boston Consulting Group.

“Engineers are energized by challenges and achieving what isn’t possible – finding and filling the gaps in solutions,” comments Mark Steel, EVP of Product & Services Strategy at Reticulate Micro. Mark, a UK native, has spent his career leading the development of new products that solve challenges inherent with comms on the move. He has degrees in Electrical Engineering and Satellite Communications, in addition to an MBA from the University of Liverpool (UK).

He agrees with the famous quote from James A. Michener: “Scientists dream about doing great things. Engineers do them.”

Both Mark and Reticulate Micro President and CEO Joshua Cryer, an electrical engineer by training, hope to generate excitement and understanding for the engineering-heavy field of Satellite Communications with a new video program, “SATCOM in 60 Seconds,” which will debut next month in time for the industry’s biggest tradeshow, SATELLITE 2024.

“We want to explain SATCOM technology in digestible chunks to a wide audience of people outside of our industry as well as attracting the next generation of engineering talent to the industry,” says Josh.

The company is hiring for technical roles now and expects to grow its engineering workforce rapidly as it introduces products within the company’s new Space segment.

“At Reticulate Micro we actively look for talent in both the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science fields. Their value goes deeper than a practical understanding of how to design a piece of software or hardware to include how and why it works to make it a better user experience,” says Brian Hawkins, principal architect.

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About National Engineers Week

Since the National Society of Professional Engineers’ founding of Engineers Week in 1951, NSPE has sought to highlight the contributions that engineers make to society. Now sponsored by our strategic partner, DiscoverE, Engineers Week has expanded to include outreach to young students and a call to engage, educate, and inspire more children and young adults to consider a career in engineering.

This year’s theme, “Welcome to the Future,” is about celebrating today’s achievements and paving the way for a brighter and more diverse future in engineering. With the arrival of artificial intelligence, smart cities, electronic vehicles and more, there’s no denying that the future is here. It will be up to qualified, ethical professional engineers to usher in these powerful advancements responsibly. Participation in Engineers Week also brings attention to the need for licensed professional engineers, and certified technicians and technologists.

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