Alexis, Missouri asked Crystal Harris, Northrop Grumman

AddedWednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM

How does engineering help you in life?
Related to Aeronautical/Aerospace
  • Crystal Harris , Northrop Grumman
    Answered Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 10:01 AM

    Great question. I thought about how to respond because I wanted to give you a sense of what it means to be an Engineer. Basically, engineering is the application of knowledge to create objects or scenarios. I use Engineering on a daily basis with almost everything from figuring out what size flat washers I need to retain my car's steering panel-that keeps falling because the screws have worn through; really irritating- to repairing a component or bracket on an aircraft wing. One could also find themselves engineering an explanation to get an extension on an assignment, or if you are like my niece, a way to get out of her punishment for inappropriate behavior. Engineering, in general, is versatile. Be careful of what you call yourself or the stereotype, you may find yourself engineering one day.

    I hope I was able to answer your question and please feel free to ask more.