Encouraging New Engineers
Join Dianna and Fred as they discuss how to get new generations involved in engineering.
- Getting active in youth programs.
- Fostering curiosity by letting others do things for themselves and enabling them to pursue questions and ideas.
- Creating space and permission for new engineers to “play” – to go figure it out and potentially fail.
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Fred thinks of the very successful engineers he’s worked with and attributes their success to an inherent curiosity. They talk about giving future and new engineers the space and permission to try things and potentially fail. And to remove the expectations that the new engineers are “experts” and assign them tight deadlines. Instead, give them space to be creative, to pursue questions and ideas, and to be able to iterate on those ideas for success.
Dianna and Fred also explore what they notice: that people can lose their curiosity (even young folks). They talk about outreach efforts and ideas to inspire the next generation of engineers.
We want to hear from you! Do you have other ideas or tips to help encourage others toward engineering? Let us know…