Engineers Unite!

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  1. fortisursus

    fortisursus SS.org Regular

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    So i thought it would be cool if any other fellow engineers on here would like to introduce themselves.

    I'll be graduating this December majoring in Electrical Engineering. My main focus is in power systems, so my interests lie closely with power quality. I've had much more experience with high power 3 phase AC systems. I deal with topics such as electric machines, transformers, transmission lines ect. Though I have dabbled a bit in the power electronics world too. And not to mention how could you not enjoy electromagnetics?

    I'm interested in hearing what type of work/studies other engineers are dealing with here.
     
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    meteor685 SS.org Regular

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    ya im an EE, interested mainly in RF engineering, and electromagnetics.
     
  3. Asrial

    Asrial Whisper into nose

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    Engineer-in-training here!
    Studying Food Analytic at the technical university of Denmark, 3rd semester of 7. Dealing with microbiology, food safety and chemistry, which leads up to a 2-year degree in beer.
    :fawk:
     
  4. The Q

    The Q The Engineer

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    I'm a Software Engineer, working as a (software) architect currently. I'm supposed to have a say in high level design & technical choices, produce architectural, functional & technical documentation along with some development (in projects I choose; ;) ), though I spend an ungodly amount of time training & mentoring junior devs & engineers.

    Training others makes me feel like House (minus the genius part) to be honest.
     
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    Combat Engineer here, not your typical engineer haha, main focus is on finding things that go boom, and making things go boom, along with a myriad of other skill sets :)
     
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    BlackMastodon \m/ (゚Д゚) \m/ Contributor

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    Studied the same thing as Fortisursus. Finished my degree last December, focusing on power electronics, power systems, and a little bit of automotive electronics. I'm now working as a Systems Engineer for one of the Big 3 in Michigan since April and I hate my job. It barely feels like engineering work :(. I'll be looking for something new in the next few months, just using this as experience to fluff up my resume.
     
  7. asher

    asher So Did We

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    This is what I can contribute:

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  8. fortisursus

    fortisursus SS.org Regular

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    Haha nice. Where I go to school most students are studying math/science/engineering, but I can always tell who the Archies are. They always have style. They are hardcore though...I'm pretty sure they just don't sleep.
     
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    Chem engineering here with a concentration in biomolecular stuff. I'm graduating next semester and plan to go to grad school for either food science or something in genetics
     
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    The Q The Engineer

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    I have a lot (and I mean A LOT) of PhD Chemical Engineer friends and the common consensus seems to be that the oil industry has more to offer than food science. Though I have no idea about genetics but it sure sounds interesting.
     
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    GuitaristOfHell The Optimist Prime.

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    Does Biotechnologist count? We play around with GE things :lol:. In Fact my Adviser Dr. Powell is working on making blight resistant American Chestnut Trees, by inserting the resistant gene from the Asian variety.
     
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    Watty Naturally Cynical

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    Mechanical Engineer here, currently employed in the energy industry.

    Not to be a dick, but can you elaborate on this? I know that Sweetwater uses the term "sales engineer" for their sales staff and it kind of pisses me off that they're using the same term to describe a salesman (who might not even have a GED) and [me] (with a 4 year degree). It's sounds more like you're a chemist-in-training unless you're working specifically with pressure vessel requirements and fluid dynamics in pipe flow applications....My friend's wife is doing this at a winery and she has a chemistry degree, so I'd be more inclined to think that's more appropriate.

    Not that there's anything wrong with being a chemist, it's just that:

    Chemist =\= Engineer

    Yes, big oil will pay you more, but your job security is looking less stable by the decade and food is definitely a higher priority in the long run. Let alone the moral implications of working for big oil...
     
  13. The Q

    The Q The Engineer

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    True enough.
     
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    asher So Did We

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    Hardcore as hell. Not much sleep at least, I only pulled probably six all nighters. Lots of very late nights though. You just live in studio.
     
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    Finished my whole degree without having to pull a single all nighter. :flex: Mind you I had like a B or B- average... But f**k it 'cause I'M DONE BIATCH!
     
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    Watty Naturally Cynical

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    ditto

    Edit: More or less on both counts.
     
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    fortisursus SS.org Regular

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    Many late nights, but thankfully only one all nighter for me!
     
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    Aerospace Engineer here!
     
  19. kamello

    kamello DESU METARU!

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  20. The Q

    The Q The Engineer

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    Totally.
     

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