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what is engineers career path
Himanshugupta   11/7/2014 8:49:15 AM

There is a misconception that engineers and scientists are two different sets of peoples. Traditionally, engineers are those who work on the factory workshops or assembly lines or fix things and scientists are those who invent new things and work on complex problems. So main problem is branding as most of the engineers go for higher education and get PhDs or MBAs so branding should happen with a more holistic view about the career paths which bifurcate to Management and Technology roles later.

Susan Fourtané
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Learning has to be enjoyable and encouraged
Susan Fourtané   11/7/2014 12:48:11 PM

I welcome any change in today's archaic education systems. This is not only in engineering but in general. Most educators and most educational institutions of all levels haven't updated their syllabus and teaching procedures for decades, or more. 

The fact is that what maybe worked in education decades ago doesn't work today.

And it's true, if first we are talking about getting more people and more women and more everybody into science and math, into engineering, but then it happens that those people are discouraged and treated as if they had to be survivors instead of enjoying the fact that they are learning interesting stuff that will make them brillian engineers in the future things are being done wrong. Like those "weed-out courses," what kind of encouragement is that?  

Learning has to be enjoyable not something terrible one has to go trough. It's great that someone is doing to change this. 


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