What is your job and for whom do you work?
I work as a Mechanical Facilities Engineer at Intel’s manufacturing facility in Rio Rancho, NM.
What math skills are most helpful to you in your work?
Addition, subtraction, division and multiplication used in engineering calculations and unit conversions.
What has helped you be successful in math?
In school it was working harder on the math courses that did not come easy to me, knowing that it was a necessary step in the process to earn my engineering degree. At work it is paying attention to detail!
What advice do you have for parents about math?
You and your children will question how applicable some math courses might be in the future, but stick with it. Careers rooted in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics open up possibilities and opportunities that are beyond your wildest dreams!