By now it’s common knowledge: Many of the most promising career fields in the next decade will be driven by the medical needs of aging baby boomers.
This was another banner year for Brewer Science, one in which it won several awards, showed off its cutting-edge technology at multiple industry events and gave back to the community in many different ways. A summary of some Brewer Science highlights from 2017:
Through the years, Brewer Science has been a major innovator in finding ways to improve consumer goods.
The essence of biometrics is using physical characteristics that are unique to each individual to identify one person from billions of others in the world. Early biometrics were somewhat low-tech; for example, fingerprinting originally required nothing more than some ink, a magnifying glass and a human who knew how to “read” the prints. Today’s biometrics depend on sophisticated sensors to detect targeted traits, and thanks to the success of those sensors, the use of biometrics has exploded.
The world may continue to face a shortage of professionals in STEM-related careers, but at least toy manufacturers are doing their part.
Back in the ‘40s and ‘50s, when computers were just room-sized, relay-based calculators, no one probably thought much about integrating computing technology into automobiles. By 1965, computers were smaller multitaskers running simple software programs, yet the closest they came to automobiles was probably an advertisement that showed the PDP-8, the first minicomputer to enjoy commercial success, stowed in the back seat of a convertible.
When Americans consider who uses the most energy in our country and around the world, do they assume industry accounts for the greatest consumption? Many probably do, since Americans seem to have a lot of misconceptions about energy, including where it comes from and how it gets used.
Telegraph inventor Samuel Morse was also an accomplished painter, and even painted a portrait of President James Monroe. Brian May, composer and co-founder of the legendary rock band Queen, is also an astrophysicist. Ornithologist John James Audubon created vividly beautiful, detailed paintings of the birds he studied. And Leonardo da Vinci, arguably the most well-known artist of all time, created numerous inventions, including a rudimentary type of car that, when built in 2006 by Italy’s Institute and Museum of the History of Science, actually worked.
Brewer Science’s development of anti-reflective coatings has had a global impact on the microelectronics industry. Innovative products, processes and services can transform the world. So it’s fitting that the team of professionals who fuel our innovation and business are also global; this year marks the 25th anniversary of overseas operations for the company that Dr. Terry Brewer founded 36 years ago in Rolla, Missouri.