05 Mar 2018

Ditch the jargon to build rapport with tomorrow’s engineers

“What’s an engineer?” “Why are you an engineer?” “Engineering has a bad reputation for children. We grow up learning that we should aspire to be scientists, teachers, doctors etc. We want to earn good money and in my mindset that is the opposite to being an engineer? What made you come into this industry?”
These are all questions I was asked by students during I’m an Engineer, get me out of here, an online Science Technology Engineering Maths (STEM) engagement project that connects school students and engineers.
Answering those questions and explaining your job to your engineering peers is easy, explaining it to school students is completely different. In June 2017, I applied for I’m an Engineer. I was selected for the Smart Materials zone, aiming to engage with the students and expose them to engineering. End quote
Ditch the jargon to build rapport with tomorrow's engineers

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