We asked Ross to tell us about winning I’m an Engineer, and here is what he said…
While everyone loves to talk about their favorite chocolate, I hope you’ve managed to learn something along the way and maybe pick up a bit of inspiration. Next time you look at a chocolate bar just take a few seconds to think about all the hard work, science and engineering that goes into such a small, “simple”, yummy treat!
Behind each chocolate bar there’s a huge community of engineers (chemical, mechanical, design and food to name a few) who’ve spent hours of time and effort looking into things like recipe, design, processing and packaging so that it reaches you in perfect condition. It’s truly amazing how much thought goes into something that we take for granted.
One of the questions I was asked the most is “what inspired you to be an engineer?”. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I grew up. Some people do, and that’s ok, but others don’t. My advice is to do something you’re passionate about and you’ll find something that’s right for you. I loved chemistry, physics, maths and taking things apart when I was younger (although they didn’t always go back together) so chemical engineering seemed like the best mix of all of that.
So thanks again for voting for me your winner! I really appreciate it and hope you’ve been inspired to study science and engineering! Thanks to the other engineers for taking part and sharing their interesting work and backgrounds and thanks also to the organisers and mods at I’m An Engineer! I hope it all goes swimmingly next year!
All the best!