Six years ago, I was writing occasional columns about why a new generation of kids was entering engineering school when most in our profession were advising against it.
Fathers (mostly) said with mixture of bitterness and sadness that there was no future in it.
- Why would anyone want to do that when engineering jobs were headed to Bangalore and Shenzhen?
- Why subject our kids to the same mind-numbing management we’ve endured as professional engineers?
One father, Richard Scott, raised his hand and said in essence “My daughter would.” That’s when we learned about Francys Scott
, an intelligent, motivated woman from the Silicon Valley who was headed to Olin College of Engineering
I invited her to write a diary for us about her impressions of engineering school, and she obliged (the print versions of those diaries seem never to have been digitized). We got a range of responses
I’m trying to catch up with Francys but can’t track her down online, and I'm having a hard time pinpointing her dad’s coordinates as well.
If you know either and could forward their contact information to me, I’d love to see how her career is coming. My email address is Brian.Fuller@ubm.com
My interviews with her reassured me that the next generation of engineers and entrepreneurs was going to be just fine.