Engineers and Teachers – Connecting for the Future

mikeTwenty miles off the coast of Texas, you stand on a platform and look down to the ocean far beneath you. In a minute or two, you go inside a room to check out some computer simulations and underwater video. You need to problem-solve a new drilling tool that will pierce the ocean floor in hopes of extracting oil. You’ll oversee most of the construction of the drilling mechanism and probably most of the actual extraction. This process may take a long time, and you could be on that platform for three weeks or three months. There’s no clear way to know. People across the globe are counting on what you do—each and every move you make. The pressure is wearisome; but then again, you did your time in school to get here. Now your mind goes back to some of those teachers who helped make this possible. Continue reading “Engineers and Teachers – Connecting for the Future”