You, as an engineering student

Asked on a final exam, “6. (15 points) In as much detail as you can muster, describe what each of the following words means to you. Give a sense of their individual/collective importance and relevance to our field of study.” Below are the answers provided by students for subpart “n. You, as an engineering student.”

You, as an engineering student

  1. Awesome, determined, hardworking, the best!!
  2. I, as a student, am a purveyor of the mechanisms of the world, as an engineer, the exploiter of the world, manipulating it to suit my goals.
  3. Done with this class. 😐
  4. Just trying to pass my classes with a somewhat decent GPA so I can get a job I hopefully enjoy.
  5. I don’t know what I’m doing. I’ve actually started wondering about law school (for patent law). But no matter where I go, circuits are important.
  6. Glad I’m an engineer, transferred last year. Hopefully one day I’ll make an important contribution to the field.
  7. I try my best.
  8. Still alive, barely breathing, “I’m just having fun with it.”
  9. I am a piece of a larger puzzle. As an engineer I will eventually fit into a space that allows the production of something innovative and beneficial to humankind. However, it’s my choice on how big of a piece to be.
  10. Someone who is learning to solve problems in the most creative ways possible. See also: sorcerer’s apprentice.
  11. Me as an engineering student = trying not to fail, one class at a time 🙂
  12. Me, as an engineer. I am a sophomore BME who wants to do well in college and one day work in the medical/healthcare field. I hope to one day make a difference in the field and put my many hours of what seems like mind numbing useless work (I know it’s really actually very useful and important) to good practice.
  13. Solving real world problems in the BME field is what I aspire to do. I hope to achieve this and be able to have XXX in this field someday.
  14. Me: A student, hopefully who has learned enough from this course to know how to use circuits in 241 and 458.
  15. A biomedical engineering student who likes to learn and understand. I am excited about research and enjoy being involved. I can see the need for more technical background, so I am happy to try to learn as much as I can (when I’m not XXX).
  16. XXX.
  17. I am and will be one of the only woman engineering graduates in my family. No matter how hard I have to work I will succeed. Sometimes I feel unimportant here and not valued as an individual but I won’t let the lack of empathy and support within COE stop me from reaching my goals and being an example for XXX in my neighborhood.
  18. I’m actually doing dual degrees in XXX and XXX so as an engineer, I wish I could find a way to combine both fields into one successful career!
  19. A person who still knows very little but is trying to learn more.
  20. Currently very tired after a semester of hard work.
  21. Trying to study and understand circuits and in relation to BME to go out there and make a difference.
  22. I am a smart, hardworking student that makes many errors and struggles with problems but never gives up. Doesn’t get the time of day because it’s not pretty on the outside.
  23. Trying to pass this exam.
  24. Me: someone trying to be the best version of myself; even-tempered, optimistic; just trying to graduate 🙂
  25. Help those who help others.
  26. My individual importance is to learn about biomedical engineering so that I can design products that save lives and/or improve people’s quality of life through medical intervention.
  27. Stressed, tired, barely surviving.
  28. I am here to learn as much as I can.
  29. I am a student that is learning how to analyze a situation and apply certain guideline/rules to that scenario. That way I can find a solution to a problem in the medical field. Problem solve like crazy.
  30. Just your slightly below average engineering student who somehow has decent grades. FYI my sister got all the talent and intelligence.
  31. Engineering to me is a means of making people’s lives a little less quarrelsome than they already are. We have evolved as a species thru the utilization of technology and that was only possibly thru engineering.
  32. Makes silly mistakes, prone to error, has a long way to go before becoming a good engineer, but pretty good at skiing.
  33. This is the first engineering course I have taken as I’m not technically an engineering student yet but I’m excited by the field of engineering and I’m eager to add to it.