I was asked in an interview, "What do you say when someone states not all students will become engineers." This question could be phrased a different way and really what my interviewers were asking was, "Why is it important for all students to study engineering?" This question got me thinking to what engineering actually was. There is a general preconceived notion as to what engineering is. By definition, engineering is "the application of science and mathematics by which the properties of matter and the sources of energy in nature are made useful to people; the design and manufacture of complex products" (Merriam-Webster, 2016). I feel that all children are born engineers. As toddlers, all

Why Geology?

I was asked recently, why I choose Geology for my undergrad. I had to think about it for a moment before responding. The answer has a few facets to it. I thought about my path to where I am today and how it has taken many twists and turns and ups and downs and I thought about if I would do it all over again would I choose the same road. All those thoughts are too much for one post so I will focus on the first question, "Why Geology?". Many times I have heard someone joke about the fact that "Steph likes to play in the dirt", or mentions "Rocks for Jocks" as they giggle but those comments clearly have no idea the course load laden heavy with physics, chemistry and mechanics . At UNH, the geo


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