• Question: if you could change one thing in the engineering industry what will you change?

    Asked by mr singh to Yetty, Tom, Laura, Jack, Gina, Chris on 20 Jun 2017.
    • Photo: Tom Rooney

      Tom Rooney answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      Only the rest of the world’s opinion of engineers – we are not nerds or geeks or techheads… we are talented and hard working people that help make the world as amazing as it is

    • Photo: Christopher Bullock

      Christopher Bullock answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      I agree with Tom really, the way that the rest of the world views engineers. I think engineering is quite poorly understood as a profession. In many cases, when I tell people that I am an engineer, they think that I perform MOTs on cars or install satellite dishes (these are very skilled jobs but it isn’t engineering).

    • Photo: Yetunde Kolawole

      Yetunde Kolawole answered on 20 Jun 2017:

      Hello Mr Singh,

      I agree with Tom and Chris, It’s why we’re all participating in this event, to show that engineers are not weird and that engineering is diverse and it affects all parts of life. Most people have a stereotypical view of engineers as geeks who have no life!

    • Photo: Laura Walker

      Laura Walker answered on 21 Jun 2017:

      I really agree with everyone! It would be good to see more girls in engineering too..