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Kara Cox
Kara Cox
Production Team Lead, Chevron
Odessa, TX
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  • Nicolas, Jemison Robotics Program asked Kara Cox, Chevron

    Added Monday, August 31, 2015 at 1:41 PM

    What type of projects so you usually work on?
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  • TS, United States

    Added Monday, June 3, 2013 at 1:49 AM

    Hi! Well I am currently studying mechanical engineering at a university. I really want to go into materials engineering in the future, but unfortunately my university doesn't offer it as a major. What engineering major do you think I should choose to be closer to my goal of materials science/materials engineering? Thank you!!
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    Kara Cox, Chevron
    Answered Monday, June 3, 2013 at 1:49 AM
    Hi TS - If you really enjoy materials science then mechanical engineering or chemical engineering are both good fits. If you like material selection process based on the structural application then I say stick with mechanical. If you are more ...
  • Sophia, San Angelo, TX asked Kara Cox, Chevron

    Added Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:56 PM

    I'm in junior high and I recently went to the Girl Scouts STEM conference. I really love math, science, and making things with my hands. I was wondering if engineering would be a good career to think about or what you would recommend for me to do, especially at this age. =D
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    Kara Cox, Chevron
    Answered Sunday, May 26, 2013 at 11:56 PM
    Sophia - I thnk engineering would be a great career to think about. When I was younger I loved building things too and built my first model airplane when I was 10. I also enjoyed building things out of clay and doing wood working - not typical 'girl' ...
  • Mike, Mech E Student asked Kara Cox, Chevron

    Added Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:18 PM

    Hi I am currently finishing up my associates degree in engineering science. This degree has taken me 4 years to do because of having to start from high-school level math, chemistry, and physics. I currently have a 3.33 overall gpa. I have done good in physics, and math is a strong point of mine. I am currently taking dynamics, strength of materials, electrical circuits, and differential equations. I am struggling so much in dynamics, and strength of materials is killing me as well. I’m looking ...
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    Kara Cox, Chevron
    Answered Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 6:18 PM
    Hi Mike! Thanks for asking the question - no it is not a sign!!!! I struggled with a few courses too but I'm really glad I stuck with it. I finished Rice with a 3.2 overall and there were definitely a few Cs in there. I found that the As become a lot ...
  • Liz, Charleston, SC asked Kara Cox, Chevron

    Added Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 10:25 PM

    Hello, I was in the navy for a year and a half in the Navy Nuclear Power program and I had to get out due to certain medical issues (nothing terrible). Anyways, the program is split into three separate categories, which in simplest terms were electrical, software and mechanical engineering. I was more in the electrical. After getting out, I realized I wanted to stay in engineering, but I can't seem to choose between electrical and mechanical. I've learned a lot about the electrical, but I am ...
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  • Maria, Montreal, Canada

    Added Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Hi, I have recently graduated with a bachelors of science in physiology. Now I am enrolled as a mechanical engineer. My question is, would my health science background be advantageous in any way? If so, would mechanical or electrical engineering would be better to choose considering the job market? (note that my grades are not good enough for biomedical engineering)
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    Kara Cox, Chevron
    Answered Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 10:03 AM

    Maria, Thank you for your question. Your health science background will absolutely be advantageous to you in your career. I would personally recommend mechanical engineering but both degrees will be highly valuable in the current job market. I believe ...

  • namrata, india asked Kara Cox, Chevron

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM

    i m confused making a choice between mechanical eng and computer eng. i want to know more about these two fields. n as to which one is more suitable as a future career being a female. i m more inclined towards mechanics dealing with motions n applications rather than electromagnetic parts of physics. plz do suggest me about the same...
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    Kara Cox, Chevron
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 9:21 AM
    I highly recommend mechanical engineering, especially if you are more interested in dynamics (motions). I doubt that it is easy to be a female engineer in any industry and I think you should stick with what you find most interesting. Mechanical ...