Tag: undergraduate engineering

  • What I Did with My Degree: Mechanical Engineering

    What I Did with My Degree: Mechanical Engineering

    In 1970, I was a naive young college student who thought that upon graduation I would be getting a job as a mechanical engineer at an aircraft manufacturer, doing research and development on landing gear. I had a few student loans and I had been working for $2.25 an hour, so the salary of my first engineering... Continue Reading

  • What I Did with My Degree: Civil Engineering

    What I Did with My Degree: Civil Engineering

    I majored in civil engineering at a midsized state school in Ohio, graduating at the top of my class in June 1982. I chose my major because I wanted a challenging course of study and I wanted to design and build large projects such as roads, bridges and buildings. I had a particular interest in water and... Continue Reading