• Question: if there was one thing you can change about life as an engineer what woulds it be

    Asked by cheeze to Becky, Carrie, Kelly, Robin, Usaid on 15 Mar 2012.
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      Robin Stafford Allen answered on 15 Mar 2012:

      Probably that the word engineer should reflect professional engineers and not include mechanics, photocopy servicers and gas men….and that we get paid a LITTLE more money generally. Is that asking too much?

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      Becky Selwyn answered on 19 Mar 2012:

      I think I would just increase people’s understanding of what engineers do. There is such a variety of careers out there and sometimes people don’t realise that engineers – even ones that did the same university course – don’t all do similar projects.

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      Usaid Rauf answered on 23 Mar 2012:

      I agree with Robin, the average person doesn’t really know what an engineer does – people often picture a stereotypical, “man in a hardhat and fluorescent vest”. So, I would start with ensuring that everyone knows why engineers exist.