• Question: What was the inspiration for you to become an engineer?

    Asked by Erika to Fe, Joe, Lauren, Olivia, Pete on 13 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Lauren Dransfield

      Lauren Dransfield answered on 13 Mar 2015:

      Probably mainly a love of solving problems and making things work. No single product or other influential engineer specifically.

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      Felicity Harer answered on 13 Mar 2015:

      I’m not sure, I sort of fell in to it!
      There are so many jobs that are some type of engineering and I’ve always been fairly indecisive so it seemed like a good way of keeping my options open. For instance, I have friends that are audio engineers making sure car audio systems sound fantastic (sounds like something you might like?) right the way to aerospace engineers working on the Red Arrows.
      That said, I’d challenge you to go to one of the amazing science museums around the world and not want to make the things you see there 🙂

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      Peter Roskilly answered on 13 Mar 2015:

      Wanting to become a civil engineer came out of a few things,
      Strongly disliking my job and wanting a career change
      Being interested in Science and construction
      The realisation that I liked problem solving

      Civil Engineering lets me Solve problems, do Construction design and look for ways of applying new science to my work.
      In addition working in the field I work in (Roads mostly) is rewarding as you can help improve peoples day to day lives.

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      Olivia Stodieck answered on 16 Mar 2015:

      I didn’t really have a single source of inspiration – although I like to say Scotty from Star Trek was one of my heroes 😉 To be honest, by the time I found out about engineering as a career, I already liked sciences, maths and building stuff (or more often – taking things apart). So engineering became the natural choice.