Ever wondered what would happen if sci-fi writers and real scientists put their brains together to imagine the future? Welcome to #ScientistInResidence, where GE scientists and Wattpad's biggest authors are bringing you new sci-fi stories inspired by the real science happening in GE's global labs. Check back for fresh stories and some great challenges celebrating the inspired things that happen when creativity and science meet. 

How many people do you know who look to Thomas Edison for job inspiration? John Westerheide, Technology Leader for GE's oil and gas research center in Oklahoma, uses an Edison quote to explain his job philosophy: "I look to understand what the world needs and then I invent it." John's focus is on making oil fields safer and more efficient. He dedicates himself to developing and accelerating innovative oil and gas technologies that fuel the future- including drones! When he's not imagining future applications with his team, John enjoys getting outdoors.

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