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ENGINEERING PROFESSOR/RESEARCHER: Dedicate Time To Math & Science

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Christina is a mechanical engineering professor and researcher. She says that she was motivated to go into the mechanical engineering field because "We can create, we can innovate, we can produce what we did not have before." She advises those who are looking to go into mechanical engineering to dedicate time to math and science in high school, because that will be necessary background for this field.

Degree: Mechanical Engineering
Job Title: Mechanical Engineering Professor and Researcher

Job Summary: Postsecondary Teachers

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Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and vocational subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.

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Postsecondary teachers who teach career and technical education courses, such as culinary arts or cosmetology, may not be required to have graduate-level education. Instead, schools may seek workers who have experience or certification in the field they wish to teach.

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$30,000 - $130,000
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Problem solving skills, Creativity, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Leadership ability, People skills, Public speaking ability

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m='15840'>engineers.</span> <span m='17400'>And</span> <span m='17830'>second,</span> <span m='18800'>I</span> <span m='19160'>do</span> <span m='19490'>research</span> <span m='21410'>in</span> <span m='21620'>order</span> <span m='22030'>to</span> <span m='22590'>advance</span> <span m='22925'>the</span> <span m='23380'>knowledge</span> <span m='23720'>that</span> <span m='23990'>we</span> <span m='24110'>have.</span> <span m='25450'>And</span> <span m='27800'>somebody</span> <span m='28200'>you</span> <span m='28350'>may</span> <span m='28610'>know,</span> <span m='29210'>Einstein</span> <span m='29490'>had</span> <span m='29890'>said,</span> <span m='31220'>to</span> <span m='31370'>create,</span> <span m='31920'>as</span> <span m='32280'>engineers,</span> <span m='33280'>what</span> <span m='33630'>did</span> <span m='33980'>not</span> <span m='34840'>exist</span> <span m='35380'>before.</span> </p><p><span m='36850'>I</span> <span m='36920'>think</span> <span m='37260'>that</span> <span m='37800'>what</span> <span m='38100'>motivated</span> <span m='38750'>me</span> <span m='39560'>to</span> <span m='39920'>do</span> <span m='40170'>a</span> <span m='40290'>career in</span> <span m='40460'>engineering</span> <span m='42100'>is</span> <span m='42320'>the</span> <span m='43270'>boundless</span> <span m='43840'>opportunities</span> <span m='44940'>that</span> <span m='45150'>we</span> <span m='45520'>have</span> <span m='45880'>as</span> <span m='46230'>an</span> <span m='46490'>engineer</span> <span m='47790'>to</span> <span m='47940'>make</span> <span m='48695'>a</span> <span m='49020'>real</span> <span m='49400'>difference</span> <span m='50050'>in the</span> <span m='50300'>world.</span> <span m='52250'>We</span> <span m='52410'>can</span> <span m='53060'>create,</span> <span m='53340'>we</span> <span m='53530'>can</span> <span m='54070'>innovate ,</span> <span m='56280'>we</span> <span m='56610'>can</span> <span m='57320'>produce</span> <span m='57950'>what</span> <span m='59170'>we</span> <span m='59310'>did</span> <span m='59560'>not</span> <span m='59890'>have</span> <span m='60120'>before.</span> <span m='61470'>And,</span> <span m='61970'>perhaps,</span> <span m='62770'>a</span> <span m='63410'>great</span> <span m='63650'>example</span> <span m='64015'>of</span> <span m='64290'>that</span> <span m='64810'>is</span> <span m='65069'>the</span> <span m='66250'>creation</span> <span m='66850'>of</span> <span m='66950'>the</span> <span m='67220'>internet--</span> <span m='69040'>how</span> <span m='69520'>it</span> <span m='69760'>has</span> <span m='70050'>transformed</span> <span m='70920'>our</span> <span m='71200'>lives.</span> <span m='71580'>And</span> <span m='71960'>if</span> <span m='72260'>we</span> <span m='72410'>look</span> <span m='72790'>at</span> <span m='72920'>the</span> <span m='73070'>technology</span> <span m='73930'>behind</span> <span m='74540'>that,</span> <span m='75610'>that's</span> <span 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m='98470'>for</span> <span m='98680'>a</span> <span m='98730'>few</span> <span m='98980'>years,</span> <span m='99480'>then</span> <span m='99710'>I</span> <span m='99810'>went</span> <span m='100100'>to</span> <span m='102870'>MIT</span> <span m='103530'>to</span> <span m='103720'>do</span> <span m='103850'>a</span> <span m='104100'>PhD.</span> <span m='105270'>And</span> <span m='105760'>with</span> <span m='105900'>a</span> <span m='106120'>PhD</span> <span m='106610'>in</span> <span m='106730'>mechanical</span> <span m='107250'>engineering,</span> <span m='107760'>I got</span> <span m='107950'>into</span> <span m='108440'>the</span> <span m='108840'>research</span> <span m='109600'>and</span> <span m='109730'>education</span> <span m='110565'>field.</span> </p><p><span m='111850'>What</span> <span m='112260'>I</span> <span m='112410'>would</span> <span m='112540'>like</span> <span m='112770'>to</span> <span m='112920'>advise</span> <span m='113660'>those</span> <span 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