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These are the first seven lines of a poem writ­ten by Daniela, an Amer­i­can 8th grader, which makes her 12 or 13 years old. “I wanna be an engi­neer so flip­pin’ bad I’d learn all the math I’d never had I wanna be on the cover of Science mag­a­zine Stand­ing next to Ein­stein, that’s my dream And ev­ery time I close my eyes, they’re hand­ing me the No­bel Prize A dif­fer­ent lec­ture ev­ery day, you’ll pray, I’ll say, ‘The world will look so clear, the day I’m an engi­neer!’”

I came across the poem just af­ter I had just stum­bled across a Google page that listed from var­i­ous en­quir­ers, these ques­tions: Is en­gi­neer­ing worth it? Is get­ting an en­gi­neer­ing de­gree worth it? Is en­gi­neer­ing worth it still? Is en­gi­neer­ing worth hav­ing, and the slightly wor­ry­ing is an en­gi­neer­ing de­gree worth go­ing into de­pres­sion for?

You’ll be pleased to know that the an­swers to all those plain­tive ques­tions were pos­i­tive.

Jane War­wick

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