| What is R & D |
Research and development (R and D) is a career, in which the concept of a product is created, the product is designed, and then the design is tested. The purpose of R and D is to help create future technologies and transform current new product into better products. R and D is a widely varied based off what company you are working for. I would like to work as a R and D engineer with a company to help make new products more environmentally friendly than thier previous products. I would like to focus my research and design in the chemical field. There are two ways R and D jobs tend to work. In the first model, a department of engineers work with extensive research to develope new products. The second method, on the other hand, involves a varied department of industial scientists and researchers, each of which the focus is to facilitate the development of future products.
| Educational Requirments |
A bachelors degree is the minimal degree but a masters/graduate degree or higher is often required to become a R and D chemicle engineer. At least 3-6 years of expirence with the focused field of R and D is usually required before recieving a job. Some of the basic skills needed in this career are a strong base of math, problem solving skills, and perseverance, as the majority of the designs R and D engineers make take a huge amount of attempts before actually becoming created. However, thinking outside of the box is one of the most important skills to have for this job. One of the best ways to get into R and D early on is to help your college professors with research. This helps to increase your experience with the 'R' (research) factor of R and D. Getting an internship is the next step. To become a chemical R and D engineer, an example of a path I would take, would be to major in chemical engineering. Getting a masters degree in research and development would be the next step. After this I would probably go into the job. However, I would probably end up going back to school at some point to earn a PhD in whatever my work has been focused on.
| Becoming SUCCESSFUL|
To become successful in R and D, there is no simple list of steps you can follow. You have to be creative and think what has never been thought before. This means working with minimal guidance and no 'list' of instructions, which can be a huge challange. This job uses creativity backed with real-life evidence and research to develope new products.
"R&D involves a lot of outside of the box thinking and not letting yourself become limited by previous ways of doing things."
There are a few key concepts you can follow to become better in a R and D career. First off, do what interests you and have a passion for. If you like it and find it interesting, it is scientifically proven that you will do better and work harder. Another important step is to get published. When you are published, whether that be in a blog, magizine, online forum, etc. it means you are spreading your ideas. This is a great way to get known and help your designs become successfull.
| TechnolOgical impacts|
R and D relies heavily on technological resources . Not only does technology help R and D engineers, but they are also creating it. They develop many technological products. In fact, almost every piece of technology you use, started with R and D, the basic building blocks for innovation. Technological are important for the engineering aspect, as well as everyday tasks necessary for every job are important. This could be all of the equipment needed to test the chemicles or the computer they use to plan out their meetings or research a new topic on. Technology also helps hugely with sharing new ideas that have been created. There are many online ways to share your ideas and receive quick feedback or help if needed. With social media, you can reach out and find you people and ideas to help you solve the bugs in your code or find a solution to your problem. Technology has taken control of our lives and we use it everyday way more than we think! I think it is a huge part of every career.