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"So you want to be an engineer?" for middle school students.

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So You Think You Want to Be an Engineer? 1 Copyright Sam Knight 2011 Sam Knight, UCSD Class of 1973 Applied Physics and Information Science VP Partner Relations, TechnoCom Corporation [email protected]

No… Not that kind of engineer!:

No… Not that kind of engineer! Copyright Sam Knight 2011 2

What Is an Engineer?:

What Is an Engineer? Problem solver, and Solves the problem right the first time Copyright Sam Knight 2011 3 A physicist tries to understand the universe An engineer tries to make it better

Will You Make a Good Engineer?:

Will You Make a Good Engineer? Copyright Sam Knight 2011 4 You like math and don't mind using it for the rest of your life

Will You Make a Good Engineer?:

Will You Make a Good Engineer? Copyright Sam Knight 2011 5 You like math and don't mind using it for the rest of your life You like designing things

Will You Make a Good Engineer?:

Will You Make a Good Engineer? Copyright Sam Knight 2011 6 You like math and don't mind using it for the rest of your life You like designing things You often wonder “How does that work?”

Will You Make a Good Engineer?:

Will You Make a Good Engineer? Copyright Sam Knight 2011 7 You like math and don't mind using it for the rest of your life You like designing things You often wonder “How does that work?" At Disneyland’s "It's a Small World" you ignore the annoying music, trying to figure out how the characters work

Will You Make a Good Engineer?:

Will You Make a Good Engineer? Copyright Sam Knight 2011 8 You like math and don't mind using it for the rest of your life You like designing things You often wonder “How does that work?" At Disneyland’s "It's a Small World" you ignore the annoying music, trying to figure out how the characters work You like working on projects and showing others what you have done

Will You Make a Good Engineer?:

Will You Make a Good Engineer? Copyright Sam Knight 2011 9 You like math and don't mind using it for the rest of your life You like designing things You often wonder “How does that work?" At Disneyland’s "It's a Small World" you ignore the annoying music, trying to figure out how the characters work You like working on projects and showing others what you have done You are always interested in how what you learn can be applied to solve a problem

Imagine Our World Without Engineers:

Imagine Our World Without Engineers Copyright Sam Knight 2011 10

Lots of Choices in Engineering:

Lots of Choices in Engineering Copyright Sam Knight 2011 11 Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical Aerospace Biomedical Nano Chemical Manufacturing Structural Agricultural, Architectural, Engineering Management, Environmental, Materials, Mining, Nuclear, and Petroleum Engineering UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering

Lots of Career Paths:

Lots of Career Paths Engineering Marketing and Sales Business Management 12 Copyright Sam Knight 2011 Principal architect Vice President of Engineering Company President Sales Engineer Product Manager Career Change Start as an engineer Where you might go

My Advice: Study Like an Omnivore!:

My Advice: Study Like an Omnivore! Omnivore: “An animal who eats anything” 13 Copyright Sam Knight 2011

My Advice: Study Like an Omnivore!:

My Advice: Study Like an Omnivore! Omnivore: “An animal who eats anything” Study lots of things and find out what you love and what are your “ Brussel sprouts” 14 Copyright Sam Knight 2011 YUCK!

My Advice: Study Like an Omnivore!:

My Advice: Study Like an Omnivore! Omnivore: “An animal who eats anything” Study lots of things and find out what you love and what are your “ Brussel sprouts” Choose a career working on what you love 15 Copyright Sam Knight 2011 Engineering Theater Social Services Politics Law Trades Education Rock Star

Finally, engineering …:

Finally, engineering … Can be a GREAT career 16 Copyright Sam Knight 2011

Engineering Has Taken Me to More than 25 Countries Around the World:

Engineering Has Taken Me to More than 25 Countries Around the World Copyright Sam Knight 2011 17

Finally, engineering …:

Finally, engineering … Can be a GREAT career Will never be boring as things will always be changing 18 Copyright Sam Knight 2011

During My 37 Years of Engineering the One Constant Has Been CHANGE!!:

During My 37 Years of Engineering the One Constant Has Been CHANGE!! Copyright Sam Knight 2011 19 And the Internet Changed Everything!

Finally, engineering …:

Finally, engineering … Can be a GREAT career Will never be boring as things will always be changing Offers variety, challenges, and opportunities for teamwork “Is ninety percent mental and the other half is physical. ” – Apologies to Yogi Berra 20 Copyright Sam Knight 2011

Thank you any questions?:

Thank you any questions? 21 Copyright Sam Knight 2011 Sam Knight, [email protected]

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