Jeff Ihnen, M.S., P.E.
I went to a tiny rural-area school with no career planning. I never heard of engineering in high school, but I took what came naturally to me my freshman year in college: calculus, physics, chemistry. There I learned about engineering and that jobs are in high demand and the pay is great. This is still very much the case and it always will be. As a junior, I learned that the thermo-fluid sciences were all about output over input, which is, efficiency. I’m also an efficiency nut in that I cannot look at a process or function without imagining how it can be improved – whether it is mowing lawn, washing dishes, watching traffic flow, or checking out at the grocery line. Time and energy – get it done!