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MECHANICAL ENGINEER: Predicting Mining Problems With Simulations And Models

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Tryana is a mechanical engineer who specializes in mining engineering. Her job entails creating models of mines for her clients, and mapping out various scenarios that could occur in the mines and looking at the results of the simulations. Looking at the models enables them to predict certain behaviors or problems that may occur. She recommends taking many science and math classes if you are looking to go into engineering.

Degree: Mechanical Engineering - Geothermal Energy
Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Employer: Itasca Consulting Group

Job Summary: Mechanical Engineers

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Mechanical engineering is one of the broadest engineering disciplines. Mechanical engineers design, develop, build, and test mechanical devices, including tools, engines, and machines.

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P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='740'>Hi,</span> <span m='1130'>my</span> <span m='1240'>name</span> <span m='1440'>is</span> <span m='1600'>Tryana</span> <span m='1855'>Garza-Cruz.</span> <span m='3030'>I'm</span> <span m='3280'>a</span> <span m='3560'>mechanical</span> <span m='3860'>engineer.</span> <span m='4480'>I'm</span> <span m='4670'>working</span> <span m='5080'>for</span> <span m='6050'>Itasca</span> <span m='6390'>Consulting</span> <span m='6870'>Group,</span> <span m='7230'>which</span> <span m='7520'>is</span> <span m='8180'>basically</span> <span m='9340'>a</span> <span m='9750'>consulting</span> <span m='10430'>group</span> <span m='10850'>that</span> <span m='11100'>does</span> <span m='11620'>mining</span> <span m='12940'>engineering,</span> <span m='13680'>civil</span> <span m='14140'>engineering,</span> <span m='14495'>and</span> <span m='14850'>petroleum</span> <span m='15320'>engineering</span> <span m='16000'>projects.</span> <span m='16580'>And</span> <span m='16710'>we</span> <span m='16850'>also</span> <span m='17170'>develop</span> <span m='17600'>software</span> <span m='18290'>for</span> <span m='19420'>numerical</span> <span m='19740'>models,</span> <span m='20170'>which</span> <span m='20320'>is</span> <span m='20400'>basically</span> <span m='20780'>just</span> <span m='21110'>computer</span> <span m='21670'>simulations.</span> <span m='22860'>Almost</span> <span m='23110'>like</span> <span m='23260'>video</span> <span m='23530'>games.</span> </p><p><span m='25180'>My</span> <span m='25530'>job,</span> <span m='25900'>I</span> <span m='25980'>mean,</span> <span m='26200'>I'm</span> <span m='26470'>a</span> <span m='26580'>mechanical</span> <span m='26820'>engineer,</span> <span m='27220'>but I've been</span> <span m='27650'>working mainly</span> <span m='28115'>on</span> <span m='28580'>mining</span> <span m='28940'>engineering</span> <span m='29780'>problems.</span> <span m='30930'>Which</span> <span m='31210'>means</span> <span m='31560'>that</span> <span m='32530'>we</span> <span m='32729'>get</span> <span m='33640'>a</span> <span m='33770'>call</span> <span m='34080'>from</span> <span m='34320'>a</span> <span m='34400'>client</span> <span m='34970'>then</span> <span m='35290'>they</span> <span m='35390'>want</span> <span m='35620'>to</span> <span m='35680'>model</span> <span m='37040'>something</span> <span m='37360'>that</span> <span m='37460'>happens</span> <span m='37850'>at the</span> <span m='38110'>mine,</span> <span m='38500'>and we</span> <span m='38942'>basically</span> <span m='39384'>help</span> <span m='39826'>them out,</span> <span m='40710'>set</span> <span m='40920'>up</span> <span m='41050'>the</span> <span m='41150'>model,</span> <span m='41720'>and look</span> <span m='42210'>at the</span> <span m='42510'>results.</span> <span m='43100'>And</span> <span m='44020'>doing</span> <span m='44300'>that</span> <span m='44740'>we</span> <span m='45090'>can</span> <span m='45210'>actually</span> <span m='45490'>predict</span> <span m='46030'>certain</span> <span m='46860'>behaviors</span> <span m='48150'>or</span> <span m='48660'>we</span> <span m='48760'>can</span> <span m='48930'>tell</span> <span m='49200'>them</span> <span m='49480'>what</span> <span m='49860'>kind</span> <span m='50000'>of</span> <span m='50070'>problems</span> <span m='50325'>they</span> <span m='50580'>might</span> <span m='50880'>get</span> <span m='51120'>into</span> <span m='51720'>and</span> <span m='52000'>whatnot.</span> <span m='52310'>So</span> <span m='53140'>that's</span> <span m='53460'>kind</span> <span m='53650'>of</span> <span m='53760'>what</span> <span m='54100'>I</span> <span m='54150'>do.</span> <span m='54420'>And</span> <span m='54745'>I</span> <span m='55070'>really</span> <span m='55370'>like</span> <span m='55610'>it.</span> <span m='55780'>So you</span> <span m='56190'>should</span> <span m='56450'>be</span> <span m='56660'>engineers,</span> <span m='56955'>all</span> <span m='57250'>of</span> <span m='57520'>you.</span> </p><p><span m='58260'>All right,</span> <span m='58500'>so</span> <span m='58640'>I'm</span> <span m='58970'>a</span> <span m='59030'>mechanical</span> <span m='59460'>engineer.</span> <span m='59970'>I</span> <span m='60210'>did</span> <span m='60460'>my</span> <span m='60640'>undergrad</span> <span m='61200'>in</span> <span m='61290'>mechanical</span> <span m='61680'>engineering</span> <span m='62070'>in</span> <span m='62290'>Mexico.</span> <span m='63330'>And</span> <span m='63350'>I</span> <span m='63470'>came</span> <span m='63700'>to</span> <span m='63890'>US</span> <span m='64349'>for</span> <span m='64470'>grad</span> <span m='64900'>school.</span> <span m='65180'>I</span> <span m='65360'>have</span> <span m='65750'>a</span> <span m='65790'>Ph.D.</span> <span m='66570'>In</span> <span m='66710'>mechanical</span> <span m='67120'>engineering</span> <span m='67500'>and a</span> <span m='67880'>Master's</span> <span m='68260'>degree</span> <span m='68640'>in</span> <span m='68980'>geothermal</span> <span m='69420'>energy</span> <span m='69790'>that</span> <span m='69920'>I</span> <span m='69960'>got</span> <span m='70210'>from</span> <span m='70540'>Iceland.</span> </p><p><span m='72780'>The</span> <span m='72890'>way</span> <span m='73130'>I</span> <span m='73210'>got</span> <span m='73390'>my</span> <span m='73520'>job,</span> <span m='75090'>I</span> <span m='75540'>actually</span> <span m='76310'>I</span> <span m='76420'>guess</span> <span m='76690'>I</span> <span m='76720'>went</span> <span m='76990'>to a</span> <span m='77160'>conference</span> <span m='77680'>once</span> <span m='78290'>and</span> <span m='79870'>I</span> <span m='79970'>heard</span> <span m='80280'>that</span> <span m='80840'>Itasca</span> <span m='81290'>was</span> <span m='81510'>hiring</span> <span m='81850'>and</span> <span m='81930'>whatnot.</span> <span m='82510'>So</span> <span m='82600'>I</span> <span m='82810'>started just</span> <span m='83280'>sending</span> <span m='84230'>resumes.</span> <span m='85060'>And</span> <span m='85550'>I've</span> <span m='85660'>been</span> <span m='85910'>actually</span> <span m='86200'>using</span> <span m='86530'>their</span> <span m='86670'>software</span> <span m='87160'>before</span> <span m='87720'>when</span> <span m='87990'>I</span> <span m='88020'>was</span> <span m='88310'>a grad</span> <span m='88710'>student.</span> <span m='90100'>So</span> <span m='90240'>I</span> <span m='90320'>knew</span> <span m='90560'>about</span> <span m='90900'>them.</span> <span m='91250'>And</span> <span m='91590'>so</span> <span m='91750'>I</span> <span m='91870'>just</span> <span m='92240'>sent</span> <span m='92510'>out a</span> <span m='92800'>resume</span> <span m='93330'>and</span> <span m='93710'>I</span> <span m='93750'>was</span> <span m='93960'>lucky</span> <span m='94240'>enough</span> <span m='94480'>to</span> <span m='94830'>get</span> <span m='94990'>an interview</span> <span m='95385'>and</span> <span m='96420'>here</span> <span m='96920'>we</span> <span m='97020'>are.</span> </p><p><span m='98330'>So</span> <span m='98640'>I mean,</span> <span m='98830'>the</span> <span m='98940'>advice</span> <span m='99320'>that I</span> <span m='99580'>would give</span> <span m='99800'>someone</span> <span m='100950'>thinking</span> <span m='101270'>about</span> <span m='101660'>going into</span> <span m='101960'>engineering,</span> <span m='103020'>I</span> <span m='103130'>guess,</span> <span m='103600'>just</span> <span m='103680'>taking</span> <span m='104120'>as</span> <span m='104310'>many</span> <span m='105110'>science</span> <span m='105620'>and</span> <span m='105740'>math</span> <span m='106050'>classes</span> <span m='106490'>as you</span> <span m='106930'>can and</span> <span m='107040'>just study</span> <span m='107770'>hard,</span> <span m='108030'>you know.</span> <span m='109090'>And</span> <span m='109210'>that</span> <span m='109400'>what</span> <span m='109530'>you</span> <span m='109650'>can</span> <span m='109780'>really</span> <span m='110070'>think</span> <span m='110370'>about</span> <span m='110590'>even</span> <span m='110800'>getting</span> <span m='111060'>scholarships</span> <span m='112030'>and</span> <span m='112490'>all that kind of</span> <span m='112950'>good</span> <span m='113390'>things.</span> <span m='114830'>And</span> <span m='115080'>it's</span> <span m='115260'>really a</span> <span m='115600'>rewarding</span> <span m='116090'>field</span> <span m='117020'>and</span> <span m='117530'>a</span> <span m='117860'>very</span> <span m='118150'>rewarding</span> <span m='118550'>field</span> <span m='119220'>too.</span> <span m='121310'>So</span> <span m='121460'>just</span> <span m='121570'>study</span> <span m='121920'>hard</span> <span m='122300'>and</span> <span m='122650'>try</span> <span m='122870'>to</span> <span m='122960'>get</span> <span m='123220'>to</span> <span m='123475'>good</span> <span m='123730'>school</span> <span m='124170'>and</span> <span m='124290'>just</span> <span m='124610'>keep</span> <span m='124820'>on</span> <span m='124950'>going</span> <span m='125320'>and it</span> <span m='125690'>really</span> <span m='125840'>pays</span> <span m='126120'>off at</span> <span m='126420'>the end.</span> <span m='126720'>So</span> <span m='127620'>good</span> <span m='127920'>luck.</span> </p>","file":{"id":255720,"video_id":"2701283126001","name":"69214137","duration":129151,"thumbnail_url":null}});