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Turning the Tide on an Image Problem

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Timmmy49
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Turning the Tide on an Image Problem
Timmmy49   6/28/2011 12:15:56 PM
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I believe that people should be educated on the daily benifits from engineers and what they do for society.  Their lives are better because of it.  Look at the progress over the last 100 years.  Engineers played a big part in where we are today.

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Re: Turning the Tide on an Image Problem
plasticmaster   6/28/2011 10:42:18 PM
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Engineering is everywhere! From the glass you are drinking out of, the cell phone you're using, the car you drive, the bed you sleep on; I could go on and on...but I think you get the point.


Our problem, as Mr. Orsak states, is academic programs have high potential for turning off the new generation of students. This is huge!

I have a daughter that is enjoying a full ride through academic achievement at a Tennessee University. What is she good at? Math. She flew through Calculus. 2 areas of study interest her: Business Finance and Architectual Engineering. What is she leaning towards? Business Finance. Why? Because she sees the stereotypical engineer in a stuffy, cramped little office crunching numbers with little interface with others. Boring. I'm a Plastics Engineer and I love my job and its anything but boring...because I make it that way.

I'm afraid we will lose a potentially great engineer to a business degree because it's not a Zappo's (#6 best company to work for).

AStarFish
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How engineers are perceived
AStarFish   7/4/2011 8:35:45 PM
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I agree that engineers have a poor public image, but a lot of that image is based on hollywood.  If you want to improve the image of engineers, team up with hollywood.   

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