Engineering projects are not all rocket science, but a few are; Engineering designs are not all mathematical, but some are; Engineering teams are not all experts, but many are.
As an engineer, you might create a satellite to measure solar flare radiation headed to earth, or a deep space probe to listen to the stars; or, you might conceive how to help the blind see a sunset, or the deaf hear a symphony.
It may be someone else that develops the optimal trajectory for mankind’s first human trip across the solar system, but it could be you that develops the optimal orthopedic artificial hand making it possible for an amputee to control the trajectory of her own food from hand to mouth across the table.
Either way, you’ll change a life, or the world, or the solar system, or the galaxy, or…
Either way, you’ll make the world a better place.
About Kenneth Richard Hardman
AncestorClips are very short stories about very real people. Each clip nurtures awareness of a time, a place, and the character of a man or woman who cultivated a path for our life. The reader feels the good, the obstacles, the happiness, the sadness, and the overcoming. They cheer us, make us resilient when challenged, give us purpose, and connect us to our multi-generational family. Each story is followed by reflections from the author and readers sharing how the story strengthened or inspired them.
Ken Hardman is a son, a brother, a grandson, a great-grandson… He is also a husband, father and grand-father. Ken is a professional engineer, engineering mentor, technical writer, and associate technical fellow at a major aerospace company. He is a writer of engineering and family history stories. Please join Ken in reading, reflecting upon, or writing #AncestorClips
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