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Name: Nathan 
Status: student
Grade: 9-12
Location: VA
Country: USA
Date: Winter 2011-2012


Question:
I am currently a Junior and high school and the time has come (and mostly passed) where I decide in which direction I should go career-wise. I love being able to solve math problems and applying their uses to my life and I learn well in every subject especially science and math. Because I do so well in theses subjects, I think I would prosper as an engineer. That is a broad subject that research doesn't do a very good job of defining - at least compared to what i could learn from an engineer themselves. So my question is: what are the different kinds of engineering fields and what should I learn in order to prepare myself?



Replies:
Some helpful sites:

http://www.futuresinengineering.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outline_of_engineering http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_engineering_branches http://studentservices.engr.wisc.edu/advising/degrees/descriptions.html http://www.eweek.org/AboutEngineering/TypesEngineering.aspx

You may also wish to contact a college in your region that has an engineering department and ask for a tour.

As for preparation, take as much science, mathematics, and English as you can. It is also good to have some fine arts and perhaps another world language.

---Nathan A. Unterman



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