Lauren Gordon

Lauren Gordon

Water Resource Control Engineer, State of California
San Luis Obispo, CA
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  • Qwynci Bowman

    Added Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 11:12 PM

    Is it possible at all the be an engineer when you don't fit the mold of one on paper? I believe I will excel in it but it's extremely hard to transfer to the engineering school at this point. Is it still possible for me to work in this field?
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    Lauren Gordon, State of California
    Answered Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 8:45 AM
    Hi Qwynci!
    
    Absolutely. In high school, I was told by two teachers and a guidance counselor that I did not have the grades or qualifications to become an engineer. And that I should consider another field. I broadened my search and found an out-of-state ...
  • Valeria, Montclair, CA asked Lauren Gordon, State of California

    Added Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM

    Whom inspired you?
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    Lauren Gordon, State of California
    Answered Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 5:30 PM
    My dad was a huge inspiration in pursuing a field in math and science. He was an innovator and encouraged me to pursue topics in those fields that I was interested in. But when it came to specifically geological and environmental engineering, I was ...
  • Erin , Seatle WA asked Lauren Gordon, State of California

    Added Friday, December 12, 2014 at 12:24 AM

    Hello! I am so glad I found your site. My name is Erin and I was previously a classroom teacher. I am debating a new degree in environmental studies or civil/environmental engineering. I have a crazy dream of designing rooftop and urban gardens in low-income areas. I am not sure where to begin? Do you have any ideas?
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  • Lisa, Buffalo

    Added Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Hi! I'm interested in pursing Environmental Engineering but I also have an interest in computer science/programming. Are there jobs for environmental engineers that focus on computer programming? Also, do environmental engineers work with designing windmills/wind farms?
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    Lauren Gordon, State of California
    Answered Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:32 AM
    Hi Lisa!
    
    What a great question! Depending on what aspect of Environmental Engineering you are interested in (sounds like renewable energy!), you definitely have the opportunity to use computer science and programming skills. Though I personally have ...
  • Mahalia, Pearl City

    Added Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Hi. My name is Mahalia and I'm 14. I'm interested in becoming an environmental engineer and I was wondering, what are some things I can do to, now, to kind of get a taste of engineering?
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    Lauren Gordon, State of California
    Answered Monday, June 30, 2014 at 6:41 PM
    Hi Mahalia!
    
    It's so great to hear from you, and to see that you have interest in becoming an environmental engineer! Enrolling in a variety of math and science courses while in school is a great start. If your are interested in the environmental ...
  • Latoya, Oakdale

    Added Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:58 PM

    I am 38 y/o female thinking about returning to school and possibly getting a degree in engineering. I do not know much about the field and wondering if I'm too old to get a degree and returning to work. Furthermore, I was never good at math I loved science in high school. Please I need some advise. Latoya
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    Lauren Gordon, State of California
    Answered Sunday, April 27, 2014 at 2:58 PM
    Hi Latoya -
    
    So glad to hear from you! Though it is my personal opinion, I do not believe you are ever too old to get a new degree or start a new career. Though I was considered a "traditional student", starting college right after I graduated from ...