Bit of a different flavour this week, I thought it would be interesting to get the opinions of a panel of engineers on a much larger question about our society. Obviously, none of the panellists are experts on sociology, geopolitics or economics, but it’s definitely interesting to gather different perspectives from around the world.
Is North America in decline or is the rest of the world just catching up?
How do you cope with stress from work, that nearing deadline or endless todo lists? I know it's a vague question (and not really engineer related) and the answers will probably differ much from person to person but I'd like to see the different approaches everyone takes. I'm a software engineer and the work has been piling up lately and each evening at home after work I feel pretty much burned out, unable to do anything (useful).
Hi, I'm a high school student who's been strongly considering engineering as a career path. I've heard for awhile now that there are certain personality characteristics that most engineers have. What would you consider these personality characteristics to be, for engineering in general and for your specific field of engineering? Thank you in advance!
This month’s question is actually a combination of two different emails that I received about the same time. Figured it would make a good question to pose to the panel! The gist of the question is below:
WEEK TWO of stuff-that-I-saw-this-week-that-I-thought-was-interesting-from-the-persepective-of-someone-with-an-engineering-or-technical -background (to be henceforth abbreviated as STISTWTITWIFTPOSWANOTB).
All of us have taken a well-deserved holiday break, but the engineers are now working away at our **1 year anniversary** edition of Ask an Engineer! I thought I'd take a moment to review the questions we've answered so far so you can check out any gems you might have missed.