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16-04-2016, 03:33 PM
Are there any scientists or engineers here?
I'd really like to be a scientist or engineer someday. I'm wondering what it's like and what I'll need to know or remember. Do you have any advice that would help me out?
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16-04-2016, 03:39 PM
RE: Are there any scientists or engineers here?
(16-04-2016 03:33 PM)CosmicRaven Wrote:  I'd really like to be a scientist or engineer someday. I'm wondering what it's like and what I'll need to know or remember. Do you have any advice that would help me out?

There are most definitely scientists and engineers here. I'm presently majoring in a science, and the best advice I can give you is to be A MINIMUM of one, preferably two classes ahead of the course prerequisites in mathematics.

Leave your science learning to understanding concepts and not math.
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16-04-2016, 03:52 PM
RE: Are there any scientists or engineers here?
I work in engineering and with engineers, but I am not an engineer myself.

For engineering you need math. Lots and lots of math. Beyond that, it all depends on what kind of engineering. Chemical engineering is very different from structural or mechanical engineering.

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16-04-2016, 03:58 PM
RE: Are there any scientists or engineers here?
Loosely I'm a Computer Media Scientist. A fancy way of saying I can animate and draw plus I know the science that goes into fooling the senses. I don't call myself a Scientist just an artist. Unforcantly for me it a great love of mine just not a paying one. So I work as a locksmith.

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16-04-2016, 04:00 PM
RE: Are there any scientists or engineers here?
Thats a very broad question. Can you be a bit more specific please?
  • Which engineering discipline(s)? There are many, and they can be quite different
  • What do you mean by "what it is like"?
  • What are your expectations?


P.S.: I´m an electronics engineer since the mid 90s

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16-04-2016, 04:16 PM
RE: Are there any scientists or engineers here?
(16-04-2016 04:00 PM)Deesse23 Wrote:  Thats a very broad question. Can you be a bit more specific please?
  • Which engineering discipline(s)? There are many, and they can be quite different
  • What do you mean by "what it is like"?
  • What are your expectations?


P.S.: I´m an electronics engineer since the mid 90s

I'm fine with anyone talking about whichever disciple they are. The discipline of engineering I'm personally thinking about the most is chemical engineering.
By what it's like, I mean: What do you each day? What equipment do you use? What do you enjoy? What do you not enjoy? Stuff like that.

Sorry I wasn't very clear.
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16-04-2016, 04:19 PM
RE: Are there any scientists or engineers here?
Give Sarah Palin a call she thinks she is a scientist!
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16-04-2016, 04:30 PM
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(16-04-2016 03:58 PM)Commonsensei Wrote:  So I work as a locksmith.

I always wanted to learn how to pick locks. It seems like a handy skill to have.

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16-04-2016, 05:09 PM
RE: Are there any scientists or engineers here?
Google "Chemical Engineering jobs" and look through what comes up. It is one of the more demanding majors in engineering, as it cuts through pretty much all of it. As you might expect, it also has a lot of Chemistry. A demanding major, it also generally pays better than the other engineering disciplines.

I personally earned a B. Sc. in Physics in 1983. I've worked on development and use of isotope separation machines, designed and built antennas for spacecraft and done a bunch of mechanical engineering.
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16-04-2016, 06:48 PM
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(16-04-2016 03:33 PM)CosmicRaven Wrote:  I'd really like to be a scientist or engineer someday. I'm wondering what it's like and what I'll need to know or remember. Do you have any advice that would help me out?

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