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Who doesn't want to be an engineer?

I always hear about people wanting to be engineers, and that that is what FIRST is promoting but, what if we don't. Personnally, i want to be an astronomer. I want to see what else people want to be besides an engineer.
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Sean330 linked me up to this thread because it's "totally my thread". And yes it is...

Right now I'm majoring in Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations or American Politics and maybe minor in public policy. That's what I love and I want to be a lawyer (no lawyer jokes, I already get them enough) or politics would be really cool too.

I think it's really important to bridge the gap between science and other subjects and FIRST did that for me. How are policy makers going to regulate technology if they don't have a basic understanding of it? How can judges ban certain scientific practices if they don't know what it is? They can't, science is everywhere and important. I think a lot of non-future-engineers get prejudiced in the FIRST program but its important for everyone to get a chance to be exposed. We're important too and bring a new perspective and gifts to each team. I know that I have such a great appreciation of science and technology through FIRST and have learned so many other applicable things for my future too.
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I completely agree, like most of the scholarships offered are for if you want to be an engineer. What about the rest of us?
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I have no desire to be an engineer. I want to go to law school at Pepperdine and study law with an emphasis in criminal law Someday, I hope to become an assistant DA.

If I do not get into law school (or find no way to pay for it), I want to become a police officer, hopefully for the LAPD, and later get promoted to a detective.

However, I still love FIRST and all the wonderful work it does. At FIRST you learn about building teams and building robots is only a small part of that team.
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I still want to be an animator or a graphic designer and I am going to school for just that purpose in spite of my age.
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Who doesn't want to be an engineer?

I always here about people wanting to be Engineers and FIRST always supports engineers but what if we don't want to be one? I personally want to be an astronomer. Does anyone else in FIRST no want to be an engineer?
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Although FIRST does inspire engineers, what FIRST actually does best is inspiring students to realize they can do whatever they set their minds to. Be an astronomer if that is what is truly in your heart
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I personally would like to be a digital animator. However engineering is always a good back up plan.
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How about this: I have absolutely no clue what I am going to do.
Lol all I know is that I want to become an engineer. Beyond that I really do not know what type.
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I think it's really important to bridge the gap between science and other subjects and FIRST did that for me. How are policy makers going to regulate technology if they don't have a basic understanding of it? How can judges ban certain scientific practices if they don't know what it is? They can't, science is everywhere and important. I think a lot of non-future-engineers get prejudiced in the FIRST program but its important for everyone to get a chance to be exposed. We're important too and bring a new perspective and gifts to each team. I know that I have such a great appreciation of science and technology through FIRST and have learned so many other applicable things for my future too.
I know I remeber someone talking about this before on television. I think it was a former astronaut that said how important it is for politicians to be informed about science and technology. I think he is in the house or senate. I really do not remeber.
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I was talking with Ken Leung about this a couple nights ago, so here's my thoughts.

I don't like building robots. That being said...

Once I got into FIRST, I realized that not only do I have no technical skills but also no desire to go into engineering, science, mathematics, technology, or teaching. On my first FIRST team, I didn't touch the robot save for tightening a screw (even that's iffy). That was my choice, though - at any moment I could have gotten involved, I just chose not to. I'm attending Ball State University, which has no offered engineering program, and my major is English (focus on Rhetoric and Composition, not teaching).

Even though since I've come to college I've helped start another team, it's kind of ridiculous for someone with this much against them to be in this program. As a mentor, a lot of times I come home feeling discouraged because I can't effectively mentor kids in engineering. Ask me to grade a paper or proofread the Chairman's Award, and I'm on it. Ask me for an adjustable Allen wrench (as my mischevious kids did), and I'm lost. Of course, though, the majority of kids that you have on your team are interested in engineering, programming, etc... and so at times you are a little lost.

I know there are other people out there (more students than mentors, though) who feel the same way I do. Although FIRST is a program for engineering and related fields, other areas of study sometimes get the shaft. That's okay, though. There's nothing that says because I am an English major that I can't start another FIRST team.

FIRST is an excellent program, and I'm still looking to start new teams to enthuse more kids. The fact of the matter comes down to this: No matter what you are interested in, you can always encourage others.
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engineering?!

FIRST promotes science and technology - which is very broad and covers many fields.

Personally, when I grow up I wanna be a cowboy

or a FireTruck!


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Ask me for an adjustable Allen wrench (as my mischevious kids did), and I'm lost.
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