I haven't done any engineering at work in a while (moved to management) - but when I spent my time as an ME, I really enjoyed the chance to create physical solutions to specific problems. I guess it was really the process of discovery and invention itself, knowing that the intended result would have value. That was what made engineering exciting for me.
Fifty-six-year-old Pasquale Russo has been doing metalwork for more than 30 years in a tiny southern Italy village. Many craftsmen like him brought with them fabrication skills when they came from the Old World to America.
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