Margaret Byron

Margaret Byron

Assistant Professor, Penn State University
University Park, PA
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  • Dolor, Vinna L. asked Margaret Byron, Penn State University

    Added Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 5:34 AM

    Cause, I had seen in my research that says that some companies don't hire many environmental engineers and it doesn't really apply. Thanks.
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    Margaret Byron, Penn State University
    Answered Friday, February 1, 2019 at 5:36 PM
    Hi Vinna!  Short answer: yes, environmental engineers are definitely needed.  
    
    One thing you might not realize is that the term "environmental engineer" applies to a lot of different scientific disciplines. My area of expertise is environmental fluid ...
  • Ben asked Margaret Byron, Penn State University

    Added Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 7:02 AM

    So far I learned all my 3D modeling for game and movie design using prgrams like maya. I understand I should learn programs like AutoCad and Solidworks. I just like to figure out what my end goal is, what job should I be shooting for if I wanted to spend most my day using 3D design work?

    Thanks for your time.

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    Margaret Byron, Penn State University
    Answered Thursday, April 12, 2018 at 6:20 PM
    Hi Ben,
    
    Lots of engineering jobs use 3D design, actually! Drafting is (I think) fading out as 3D tools become easier to use and more versatile.  In my university department, students tend to use SolidWorks (though when I was an undergrad I used ...
  • Erin

    Added Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 7:01 PM

    Hello! I am a senior in high school in the midst of college applications. I've always loved my science and math classes, and have known that I wanted to go into a STEM field. The majority of schools that I'm applying to require me to apply to a specific college within the university, including Arts and Sciences or Engineering. I've been struggling for a few months on trying to decide which one to apply to, since I like both. I really enjoy science and theory, in particular chemistry. But I ...
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    Margaret Byron, Penn State University
    Answered Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:04 AM
    Hi Erin,
    
    Tough call!  There are some key differences between what you will learn as an undergraduate in a science major (like biology or chemistry) or an engineering major (like bioengineering or chemical engineering).  You're right that engineering ...