Kathleen Taylor

"Take a long view of your career. Pursue lifelong learning. Keep in contact with your friends."

INTERVIEW DATE November 4, 2016
HER JOB Retired
Engineering Careers
Mechanical |

Liked the challenge, subject matter, and employment opportunities

ADDEDFriday, November 4, 2016

  • Q
    Describe what you do in your current work situation?
    A
    Retired from General Motors. Currently participate on NAE study panels.
  • Q
    Why did you choose engineering?
    A
    Liked the challenge, subject matter, and employment opportunities
  • Q
    Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
    A
    Douglass College (AB), Northwestern University (PhD)
  • Q
    What kinds of activities have typically been part of your work?
    A
    Catalysis research. Research management
  • Q
    What do you like best about being an engineer?
    A
    The pay, interesting work, and excellent co-workers
  • Q
    Which of your career accomplishments are you proudest of?
    A
    Contribution to the development of the automobile catalytic converter.
  • Q
    Please tell us a little about your family.
    A
    Second of four girls, married, no children
  • Q
    What are your short-term (1-2 years) and long-term (10+ years) goals?
    A
    Continue committee work with the NAE, the DOE, and university advisory boards
  • Q
    What advice would you give to a young woman considering a career in engineering?
    A
    Take a long view of your career. Pursue lifelong learning. Keep in contact with your friends.
  • Q
    Any other stories or comments you would like to share with EngineerGirl visitors?
    A
    Take a long view of your career. Pursue lifelong learning. Keep in contact with your friends.
  • Q
    Describe something about your life outside of work: your hobbies, or perhaps a favorite book.
    A
    I have been doing a lot of painting and connecting with family through my genealogy. Travels to Italy with my husband.