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  • Added Monday, April 8, 2019 at 9:17 AM

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    I have a math teacher that I really don’t understand and I’m not doing as well in his class. I’ve always been pretty good at math, and I was thinking about majoring in engineering when I get to college. He said maybe engineering isn’t for me because I’m having trouble with the class. I never thought I was a bad student before. Is my teacher ...

    Related to Difficult Classes, Engineering Skills, Math & Science, Self Doubt
    Answers 22
    Urbashi Mitra, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
    Answered Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10:45 AM

    Dear You-Can-Do-Math-too,

    Mathematics, like many acquired skills, requires practice. This is true of mastering cartwheels, baking, woodworking, painting – I could go on. This is also true for reading and for language in general, the more exposure we ...

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    Priscilla Bennett, Spire / Laclede Gas Company
    Answered Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10:25 AM

    The opinion of one person does not/should not define us. Please do not take this person’s teaching style or opinion as a reflection of what you are capable of accomplishing. Study groups, online learning, a tutor, library resources, a classmate, someone ...

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    Alicia Bailey, Sain Associates
    Answered Monday, April 8, 2019 at 10:23 AM

    Doing poorly in one math class should not determine your entire future nor should it deter you from considering engineering. It could be an isolated issue that is causing you difficulty. My advice would be to find a tutor or a friend who is understanding ...

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  • Added Monday, March 11, 2019 at 8:48 AM

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    I was told I should have a mentor to help me into an engineering career. Is it necessary to have a mentor? Did you all have mentors? If so, how did you find them? What should I look for in a mentor?

    Related to Internships & Jobs, Opportunities/Challenges for Women, Work Environment
    Answers 26
    Kristin Sweeney, Pennsy Supply Inc., A CRH Comany
    Answered Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 11:22 AM

    The need for a mentor is a great question. For me, this wasn’t something I actively sought out, meaning I didn’t go up to people and say “will you be my mentor”, rather I when I encountered someone, be it an educator, co-worker, one of my employees, ...

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    Hope Bovenzi, Texas Instruments
    Answered Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:42 AM

    Everyone's journey is different and sometimes it’s challenging to find an engineering mentor before you start a career in engineering. With that said, I highly recommend you do find one as soon as you can and definitely once you enter the workforce. ...

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    Alicia Bailey, Sain Associates
    Answered Monday, March 11, 2019 at 10:41 AM

    While it’s certainly beneficial to have mentor, it’s not required to excel in your engineering career. I have had several mentors. They have been natural relationships through work, rather than ones I specially sought out to be my mentor. The mentors ...

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  • Added Monday, February 4, 2019 at 7:16 AM

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    I’ve heard some engineers say they were the only woman in a class or club in college, or after college on a project or team at work. Has this happened to you? How did you deal with standing out like that and not having any other women around?

    Related to Communication Skills, Opportunities/Challenges for Women, Social Concerns, Work Environment, Working with People
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    Kristin Sweeney, Pennsy Supply Inc., A CRH Comany
    Answered Monday, February 25, 2019 at 8:33 AM

    For me, starting in High school taking Engineering classes, I was one of 3 girls in the room. However for me this was never a deterrent, I saw it as a challenge. I wanted to prove myself that I can do anything and just as well if not better than the guys.

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    Priscilla Bennett, Spire / Laclede Gas Company
    Answered Friday, February 8, 2019 at 4:23 AM

    Not only in college classes, but also the work environment did I find myself as the only female working/teamed up with only male counterparts. When we learn to view others for the person, the talents, the traits, the contributions they bring to a ...

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    Jamie Krakover, The Boeing Company
    Answered Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at 4:15 AM

    I have been the only woman in the room before, but luckily it is become more rare as more women pursue STEM. It can alienating when this happens, but it's less about standing out (because you already do if you're the only woman) and more about making ...

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