One day I was sitting at work reading about the ASM Educational Foundation and what they do. In their Foundation Needs Statement it specifically says “There is an urgent and pervasive need for increased human pipeline in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in post-secondary education and technical careers.”
This statement took me so far back in time that I’m surprised I never even left my desk chair. I remember vividly sitting in an English class in high school and we had to write a paper about what we wanted to do with the rest of our lives, of course, and what some of our biggest challenges would be to get there.
I wrote about how I wanted to be an engineer. And this is actually really funny for anyone who knows me, it’s even funny to myself because I can’t do math and I never even took physics. I actually can do math, really well if I give it all of my attention, but it takes me a significant amount of time and effort to really learn it. But that was the exact challenge that I wrote about.
The same day I had that flashback, I started my day off with a quote that said “Life is so subtle sometimes that you barely notice yourself walking through the doors you once prayed would open”.
I am by no means an engineer. But, I do work for the world’s largest association for material scientists and engineers.
Life is so subtle.