• Question: whats your favourite thing about your job

    Asked by girts to Masha on 8 Nov 2016.
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      Masha Folk answered on 8 Nov 2016:

      My favorite thing about being an engineer is that often times, there isn’t an obvious answer to the question and you get to be really creative to solve a problem. I think of it like a mystery game where you have to use clues to solve a puzzle. Sometimes the puzzle can only be solved by making really cool experiments and testing things. Like if I had a propeller with six blades instead of four, would it make the wind turbine spin faster (because there are more working surfaces) or slower (because there’s added weight)? Other times the puzzle can be solved by reading historic papers or talking to people on different sides of the world to get a different perspective.