Category Archives: Shipyard Stories

Being an Engineer and Mom is Awesome!

Being an Engineer and Mom is Awesome!

I am really excited to have Christie Holmes on the blog today – she is another fellow WPI alumna who always seemed like super woman. She was thoroughly interested in her classes at school, studying hard to learn as much as she could while staying very involved on campus (we even played a season ofContinue Reading

Math + Malaria: Correlating Passions

Math + Malaria: Correlating Passions

I am very excited to have Amanda on the blog today – she is a great example of someone who pursued a degree in one of the STEM subjects that have not yet been featured on the blog – she was a math major! She has a really interesting story because she was able toContinue Reading

Cleaning Up the World! (Andrea – Civil & Environmental Engineer)

Cleaning Up the World! (Andrea – Civil & Environmental Engineer)

Today we have Andrea sharing her experience about how she has helped clean up the world, got her MBA, and now works in an entirely different industry! She’s a great example of how you can use your engineering degree as a foundation to do just about anything! I’m excited she’s on the blog today asContinue Reading

Geaux Engineers! (Elizabeth – Mechanical Engineer)

Geaux Engineers! (Elizabeth – Mechanical Engineer)

This week, Elizabeth is going to tell us all about her path to engineering and how she’s been involved in several industries using her Mechanical Engineering degree. She was able to take advantage of some wonderful internship and co-op programs in college to get some good experience and now she works with me in Korea!Continue Reading

Future Chem Eng Professor (Liz – Chemical Engineer)

Future Chem Eng Professor (Liz – Chemical Engineer)

Joining us today, we have Elizabeth Stewart who is currently pursuing her PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. Liz and I met in college where we both got our bachelor’s degree in engineering – Liz in Chemical Engineering and mine in Mechanical Engineering. We had all kinds ofContinue Reading

Engineers Can Do Anything! (Sydney – Chemical Engineer)

Engineers Can Do Anything! (Sydney – Chemical Engineer)

It is a pleasure to have Sydney Baker telling us about herself today – she is a recent graduate of my alma mater and she’s already had some pretty cool experiences. She’s full of energy and excited to be starting her career as an engineer working in a management field – she will show youContinue Reading

Embrace Your Inner Nerd! (Krista – Civil & Environmental Engineer)

Embrace Your Inner Nerd! (Krista – Civil & Environmental Engineer)

I am very happy to have the wonderfully talented, Krista, on the blog today! She is a great example of someone who has pursued a career in engineering while maintaining her passion and  involvement in acting! I’ll go ahead and let her take it away… Hi, My name is Krista Forti and I am aContinue Reading

From Ice in Antarctica to Shale in Texas (Kim – Geologist)

From Ice in Antarctica to Shale in Texas (Kim – Geologist)

I’m really happy to have my friend, Kim featured on the blog today – you will probably recognize her from our trip to Vietnam because we had a great time with her and her husband – we also really enjoyed living with them in Korea and were sad to see them leave. Well, not onlyContinue Reading

EngineerChic (Rhea – Mechanical Engineer)

EngineerChic (Rhea – Mechanical Engineer)

It is my pleasure to feature, Rhea of EngineerChic on the blog today. She is another blog that writes articles about what it’s like to be an engineer in hopes to inspire others to follow her lead. She rocks an awesome pink hard hat and she is certainly having some great experiences while working asContinue Reading

From Chips to Patents (Jenn – Mechanical Engineer)

From Chips to Patents (Jenn – Mechanical Engineer)

To finish up National Engineers Week, here is the lovely Jennifer! She and I were roommates our senior year of college and took many classes together throughout our time at WPI. Jenn is a fantastic example of the breadth of options that engineering can give you. As you read, you’ll see that she’s worked forContinue Reading

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