INTERVIEWS

Interview #1 - Monica Cadena - Metallurgy Engineer

1. How does your job contribute to technology in Texas?

My job is directly related to private companies in Texas. These companies are interested in developing components fabricated through 3D and that is basically what I work with.

2. In general, how does engineering change the world?

Engineering makes our lives easier through the development of new technologies.

3. With our advancing technologies, do you predict engineers to increase or decrease?

I would like to think that the number of engineers will increase in order to help us keep up with the advancing technologies.

4.What positive impacts has engineering have on our society?

Development of technologies around us; such as cell phones, computers, or even prosthesis or other devices that interact with the human body.

5.What negative impacts has engineering have on our society?

Negative Impacts that engineering has had on our society are developments such as nuclear weapons.

 

Interview #2 - Luis Padilla - Mechanical Engineer

1.How does your job contribute to Technology in Texas?

I currently have an intern position in the Facilities Services Project Management this department is in charge of building and improving existing facilities. One of the main goals of the department is creating smart facilities that reduce the amount of energy required. As an example I am currently working in a monitoring system for HVAC units at different EPE location that will decrease maintenance and operational cost by the implementation on a variety of sensors and a remotes monitoring system.

2.In general, how does engineering change the world?

Engineers make ideas and dreams come true, there are the ones responsible for creating a product with no more than a general idea of what is needed it.

3.With our advancing technologies, do you predict engineers to increase or decrease?

I am confident that in the near future the number of engineer will increase since now days the industry is looking for more qualify individuals.

4.What positive impacts has engineering have on our society?

Engineers make possible the interaction along the entire population, such a building a new highway, installing a cellular antenna. But also they make our life simpler in ways that most people don’t acknowledge such as delivering all the utility services to your home.

5.What negative impacts has engineering have on our society?

Unfortunately not all engineering project all well design and tend to fail due to improper material selection of lack of maintenance which puts in danger the general population.