• Question: have you always to be an engineer or did you have other dreams

    Asked by andreaibar09 on 6 Jan 2015. This question was also asked by huwthewelshkid, henrystacey01, alfhan, jamiemiller2001.
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      Fiona Dickinson answered on 6 Jan 2015:

      I can’t imagine not being either a scientist or engineer, I think that they both do an important job (and often unrecognised), I’ve always been interested things that I don’t understand, how they work, what that means for other things…

      As for other dreams they are not linked to my job, I can play all I like at home on things that interest me, from community science project (spotting exoplanets) to playing with lego, whilst I love my job, it also allows me to have other interests.

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      Wallace Viguier answered on 6 Jan 2015:


      I always loved science and mathematics. That being said I hesitated between studying engineering or medicine. In fine I am an engineer and feeling very lucky tobe able to do telecommunications at a point in time where it become increasingly important in the world.

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      Tim Stephens answered on 6 Jan 2015:

      When I was little, I wanted to be an inventor so I guess that you could say that science or engineering has always been my destiny.

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      Andy Hearn answered on 13 Jan 2015:

      When I was very young I wanted to know everything, how things work, why things are the way they are 🙂

      I remember trying to make a calculator out of cardboard (obviously that didn’t work at all 😀 ) – I must have been around five or six when electronics started to appeal (cardboard? Pah). So engineering must’ve been there from early on but I didn’t quite realise it until perhaps my late teens.

      For a long while I did want to do marine biology (Seaquest DSV anyone?). I also liked the idea of creating animations, and I think this might have been the direction I’d go into if software engineering didn’t work out 🙂