Boots on the ground with Meagan Olive
Season 3, Episode #3
Welcome Season 3 Episode 3
Meagan Olive has learned that the technical skills you learn as an engineer will only take you so far.
Finding the root cause of why equipment has failed…. that is being an engineer
To be a better engineer, you must get your boots on the ground,
… gap between engineers and boots on ground and seeing your design at work …that gap has a potential to grow even bigger now with remote working options.
talk to the trades,
trades people are like this untapped resource that engineers don’t use
learn from mentors,
the engineers that are going to improve and change the world are going to be the ones that build a network
and just… get out there and see it for yourself.
If we want engineers to be innovative and creative, to be better designers, then they need to see these problems firsthand.
Extra discussions during the episode
Advice: Be honest, ask for help… engineering is hard work
Engineer Meagan admires: Her husband
he’s a really innovative guy and so incredibly strong technically
About Meagan Olive
Meagan joins us from Canada and is Process Engineer at Albert Capital Region Wastewater Commission. She earned her undergrad degree in Chemisty, further gaining a Masters of Science in Chemical Engineering.
She has worked in aquaculture, mineral processing, oil and gas, and now wastewater. She is passionate about her work and absorbing all the information there is to gain in an industry that provides an essential public service and protects the environment
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