Skills for Success:
Worked as a project engineer in year in industry, so needed to get information for lots of different people, eg designers, fitters, sales departments, suppliers etc.
Created large dynamic database for company during year in industry.
Read magazines such as New Scientist and The Engineer.
Maintaining a Professional Library:
Mathematics for Engineers – Croft & Davidson
21st Century Manufacturing – Wright
Introduction to Materials Science for Engineers – Wright
Management for Engineers, Scientists and Technologists – Chelsom, Payne and Reavill
Foundations of Engineering – Holtzapple Reece
Was responsible for expensive hired sound equipment for 6th form musical.
Looked at the maths behind internet encryption, because it sounded interesting and I wanted to know whether I could safely use a credit card over it. (I do trust the system)
Involvement in the Community
Skills for Creativity:
Questioning (‘Asks Why’)
Learns from Accidents
Develops Qualitative & Quantitative Understanding
Good Visualisation Skills
Good Drawing Skills
Have done art GCSE and still do sketching occasionally.
I enjoy playing the piano and listening to a wide range of music. I also play badminton, tennis and football.
Collects Obscure Information
Works with Nature
Keeps an engineering ‘toolbox’