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NATIONAL THERMAL ENGINEER DAY – July 24

NATIONAL THERMAL ENGINEER DAY | July 24

Thermally speaking, July 24th is an excellent day to acknowledge National Thermal Engineer Day. Since it is one of the hottest days of the year, celebrate the contributions of thermal engineers.

Electronics thermal management is pivotal for its longevity and reliable operations. Yet thermal engineers who make this possible receive little to no recognition. The market sector doesn’t matter, either. They may work in consumer electronics, large data centers, or cutting-edge biomedical or aerospace electronics. Either way, they contribute to the cornerstone of our nation’s technological advancement. Without thermal engineers, modern life doesn’t function. 

As specially trained professionals, thermal engineers develop solutions to complex systems. At the same time, their focus may be on the mechanical, but thermal engineers also coordinate with other specialties. By combining communication and organizational skills, these specialists ensure operations continue to run smoothly. On a project, these skills bring a project to an economical and timely resolution. Their efforts create more efficient and innovative infrastructure. The results of their efforts are all around us every day.

Of course, thermal engineers understand and work with heat management. That’s what they do. They certainly don’t sweat the small stuff. So, it only fits to recognize them on one of the hottest days of the year – July 24th. 

HOW TO OBSERVE #ThermalEngineerDay

While you’re celebrating the day, buy a thermal engineer an ice-cold drink. Thank them for their work, too. If you’re interested in a career, learn more about thermal engineering. Post on social media using #ThermalEngineerDay to encourage others to join the conversation.

NATIONAL THERMAL ENGINEER DAY HISTORY

In July of 2014, Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) founded National Thermal Engineer Day to recognize the innovation and commitment of the motivated and dedicated electronics and engineering industry. Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc. (ATS) firmly believes in the importance of advancing the thermal engineering industry and is committed to providing the electronics industry with innovative, high-quality, and cost-effective thermal management and electronics packaging solutions.

Find more information about ATS at http://www.qats.com.

The Registrar at National Day Calendar proclaimed in 2014 National Thermal Engineer Day to be observed July 24th annually.


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July 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

1911

During an expedition to the Andes Mountains, explorer and scholar Hiram Bingham III rediscovers the ancient Inca mountain city of Machu Picchu.

1917

Mata Hari’s trial begins in France. The courtesan was accused of spying for Germany. She was found guilty and executed by firing squad.

1938

Nestlé introduces their instant coffee named Nescafé.

1987

Columbia Pictures releases the film La Bamba featuring Lou Diamond Phillips. Directed by Luis Valdez, the film tells the story of Ritchie Valens whose recording career was cut short when the plane he was traveling in crashed near Clear Lake, Iowa.

July 24th Celebrated (and Not So Celebrated) History

William Gillette – 1853

William Gillette played the iconic Sherlock Holmes on stage more than 1,000 times, and it was his portrayal that may have set the persona we most associate with Sir Arthur Conan Doyal’s genius detective. Gillette performed in only one film, also recreating the detective for the silent screen. Just a few years ago, the lost film was rediscovered.

Alice Ball – 1892

Alice Ball developed the first successful treatment for Hansen’s disease. As the first African American graduate with an M.S. degree from the College of Hawaii, Ball began her career there teaching chemistry. She began her research into Hansen’s Disease, later developing what became known as the “Ball Method” many years after her death at the age of 24.

Amelia Earhart – 1897

The first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, Amelia Earhart captured the hearts and minds of Americans. Her story would become one of legend and speculation when her attempt to circumnavigate the globe ended in her mysterious disappearance of the Pacific ocean in 1937.

Lynda Carter – 1951

Crowned Miss World America in 1972, Lynda Carter’s most memorable role was the superhero Wonder Woman in the television series by the same name.

Karl Malone – 1963

As a power forward in the NBA for 19 seasons, the professional basketball player earned the nickname “the Mailman.”

Turia Pitt – 1987

The Australian mining engineer and athlete turned her misfortune into a motivational business that inspires millions. In 2011, she survived a grass fire that burned 65 percent of her body.

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