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Spenser Hsu
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Spenser Hsu   4/20/2012 7:21:41 PM
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Engineer - Someone who solves love problems using science theory.

snakinator
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snakinator   4/19/2012 10:16:52 PM
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An engineer is someone who takes the creativity of an artist, the knowledge of a scientist, the imagination of a writer, and the stamina of an athlete and turns science fiction into reality.

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Naomi Price   4/19/2012 5:51:40 PM
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Some terrific responses...surprisingly, no one has mentioned education yet... We have five classes signed up as judges already! I think our student judges may be more towards late middle-school / high-school aged.

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collin0   4/19/2012 1:59:33 PM
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In my opinion, Engineer is a person who should solve the problems which brings in the projects with wide extention, such as products and any other issues in reality.

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old account Frank Eory   4/17/2012 9:07:24 PM
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Einstein had a similar thought, which I wish all engineers followed religiously: "Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler."

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David Ashton   4/17/2012 8:55:06 PM
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I think 11-year-olds would better understand Henry Ford's version? Even if you put the missing "with" back before "one dollar"...?

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MarkBudnik   4/17/2012 1:46:34 PM
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I have used this quote for years to explain engineering to students, but I believe it is originally attributed to Arthur Wellington in his book, The Economic Theory of the Location of Railroads: "It would be well if engineering were less generally thought and even defined as the art of constructing. In a certain important sense it is rather the art of not constructing; or to define it rudely but not inaptly, it is the art of doing that well one dollar, which any bungler can do with two after a fashion."

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sudo   4/16/2012 11:29:55 PM
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While a lot of the other entries are funny and/or descriptive, so far the one above from SarahCurry is the only one that is both succinct and understandable for an 11 year old. In a way, I'm slightly disappointed. Engineers are supposed to be good at reading and understanding specifications, especially a not too complicated one!! ;-)

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kwada951   4/16/2012 10:48:48 PM
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To Quote Freeman Dyson: "A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering."

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abraxalito   4/16/2012 4:35:55 PM
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I've always loved Henry Ford's - 'An engineer is one who can do for $1 what any fool can do for $2'. A passion for creating optimized solutions is at the heart of an engineer.

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