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Blah, Houston

AddedThursday, July 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM

Aspect of engineering
Tell me what about your chosen aspect of engineering makes you want to pursue it as a full time profession.
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  • Zahra Khan , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Answered Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM
    I'm an aerospace engineer. 
    And I chose it simply because I loved aircraft and spacecraft.
    My specialization I'm space systems.. Well my motivation is to help humans explore the universe. As Captain Picard would say: to go boldly where no one has gone before.
  • Laureen Ervin , The Boeing Company
    Answered Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 2:45 PM
    I've always been fascinated with science and what makes things work the way they do.  As a kid, I liked astronomy, plants, animals and birds, anatomy, dinosaurs, lightening, and lots of stuff like that.  
    In college, I chose electrical engineering because transistors and electrons seemed so mysterious; that piqued my curiosity.  My first three jobs were in medical equipment companies.  The work was fun because it's like solving puzzles all day and designing products that help people.  Besides electronics design, I wrote software for our hardware, and that was fun because I could change my designs much more quickly.  
    So later I got a my masters degree in Computer Science.  I learned a lot more about image processing, artificial intelligence, etc.  Really cool stuff.
    I presently work in aerospace with flight simulators, so I get to learn about how airplanes work.
    I like art too, and music, and spend my hobbies with those activities.