Five Reasons to Celebrate Hughes Engineers February 20, 2019 Sharyn Nerenberg, Director, Corporate Communications Company News false It’s National Engineers Week – a critical time for raising awareness and understanding about encouraging our youth and fostering interest in STEM fields to, one day, pursue engineering careers. And while every week is focused on engineering here at Hughes, this is a perfect time to highlight some of the accomplishments of our world-class engineering organization. In the spirit of exciting the next generation of STEM leaders, here are the top five reasons Hughes engineers continue to lead the industry. Category Creators – Hughes engineers invented the first commercial VSAT, making satellite connectivity affordable for businesses. Then, building on increasing demand, Hughes engineers invented a highly scalable satellite Internet service, making Internet access available to those unserved and underserved by terrestrial connectivity. Patented Innovations – Hughes engineers have obtained more than 300 patents. From contributing to the DVB-S2X satellite transmission standard to developing the GMR-1 standard for IoT connectivity across different types of satellites (MSS and GEO), our engineers continuously innovate, making communications faster, more reliable and more efficient. Communications Design Lab – Among multiple collaborations with engineering schools and universities, Hughes sponsors the communications lab at the University of Maryland, Clark School of Engineering. The lab enables students to gain real-world experience on telecom equipment such as signal generators, spectrum analyzers, and digital signal processors. Innovation Awards – Hughes has its own in-house innovation awards program. The coveted accolade recognizes a select few Hughes engineers for their contributions to advancing not just the company’s technology, but the industry’s. For example, at the 2019 Innovation Awards in January, two teams were lauded: one that invented the technology behind making the OneWeb gateways capable of thousands of hand-offs per second, and one that created an app that makes it easy for consumers to track progress of their HughesNet installations. Cultivating the Next Generation – With a thriving college intern and new grad program, Hughes has built a robust pipeline of engineering talent that gives new professionals the opportunity to work on real-world projects with leaders in the field. Moreover, HughesNet works closely with 4-H, the nation’s largest youth development organization, to help inspire and empower the next generation of leaders through STEM programs. If you or someone you know is interested in a career in engineering, check out the available positions at Hughes for fulltime as well as college intern positions. Categories See All Satellite is Essential (53) Connecting the Unconnected (52) Company News (42) JUPITER System (33) HughesNet (27) HughesON Managed Networks (18) Podcast (17) SD-WAN (17) Community Wi-Fi (15) Emergency Communications (13) Interoperability (11) Mobility (11) Cellular Backhaul (11) Popular Blogs The Divide Podcast: The role of satellite broadband in closing the digital divideJul 22, 2021 Saving Space: How Sustainability Standards Can Protect the Industry and Our PlanetAug 16, 2021 Emergency Preparedness with Tony Bardo on FedScoop RadioAug 20, 2021 Seven Hughes Execs to Speak at Much Anticipated SATELLITE 2021 EventAug 23, 2021 Vessels of all Types Use JUPITER System for Land-like Connectivity at SeaAug 25, 2021 Related Posts See All Defining Moments in Hughes 50 Year History July 23, 2021 How Hughes Fosters a Culture of Continuous Innovation July 23, 2021 HughesNet and 4-H Inspire Tomorrow’s STEM Leaders, Impacts that Last Say Hughes Employees July 19, 2021 Hughes India Enables Access to Vital Banking Services May 11, 2021 HughesNet Named Best Satellite Internet Service, Meets Increased Demand in More Places May 07, 2021 ENJOY THIS POST? Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.