Kathleen Taylor

Current Position: Retired
Kathleen Taylor
Highlight Take a long view of your career. Pursue lifelong learning. Keep in contact with your friends.
November 4, 2016Her job: Retired
Describe what you do in your current work situation? Retired from General Motors. Currently participate on NAE study panels.
Why did you choose engineering? Liked the challenge, subject matter, and employment opportunities
Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have? Douglass College (AB), Northwestern University (PhD)
What kinds of activities have typically been part of your work? Catalysis research. Research management
What do you like best about being an engineer? The pay, interesting work, and excellent co-workers
Which of your career accomplishments are you proudest of? Contribution to the development of the automobile catalytic converter.
Please tell us a little about your family. Second of four girls, married, no children
What are your short-term (1-2 years) and long-term (10+ years) goals? Continue committee work with the NAE, the DOE, and university advisory boards
What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in engineering? Take a long view of your career. Pursue lifelong learning. Keep in contact with your friends.
Describe something about your life outside of work: your hobbies, or perhaps a favorite book. I have been doing a lot of painting and connecting with family through my genealogy. Travels to Italy with my husband.