Columbia Tech and Quinsigamond Community College: Creating the Future of Robotics Education
Columbia Tech’s Test Engineering Team recently visited Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) to help develop a new Robotics Program with their Engineering Department. Quinsigamond Community College, located in Worcester, MA, has over 13,000 students enrolled in...
Launching to a Robotics Future
Keith Ruenheck, Principal Software Engineer Keith Ruenheck is a Principal Software Engineer at Columbia Tech. He graduated with an electrical engineering degree from Umass Lowell and is currently working toward completing his master’s degree in robotics engineering at...
Perfection Can Be the Enemy of New Product Development
When developing a new innovative product, looking for perfection can oftentimes hinder your ability to introduce the product to market.
Single Board Computers for Embedded Systems
Columbia Tech’s principal software engineer discusses the benefits of using single board computers (SBCs) in embedded systems.
Managing Expectations in a Complex Contractual Design Services Environment
At Columbia Tech, establishing a clear set of mutually defined expectations with our valued clients is critical to the success of any project. We utilize a set of comprehensive tools to get a detailed understanding of the work required by our engineering services customers, and then collaborate to generate a clear Statement of Work (SOW) outlining the tasks required to achieve our clients’ goals.
The Importance of a Structured Phase Gate Process in Product Development
As a new product comes to life from concept to commercialization, meeting our client’s objectives is critical to our success and theirs. In order to ensure we can fulfill each client’s objectives in the dynamic product development environment, we have found that following a structured phase gate development process provides the necessary foundation and roadmap to bring a product to market at WARP SPEED.
Working in Manufacturing: A Journey of Perception vs Reality
Longtime Coghlin Companies employee, Craig Thompson, reflects on his transition from a machine shop welder to an experienced engineering technician.
Coghlin Companies Engineer Volunteers for STEM Event
For the last ten years, the Boy Scouts Council covering the greater Lowell area has sponsored a Math Science Technology Expo. Scouts choose two STEM-related badges, ranging from aviation to weather to engineering, and receive six hours of instruction and hands-on participation in those areas.
Columbia Tech Introduces Company Sponsored Toastmasters Club
The Toastmasters Club gives people a systematic and proven way to develop their public speaking and leadership skills. Honing these abilities can help in many professional situations, including customer visits, design reviews and discussions with their team members and upper management.