Why I became an engineer

This week is National Engineers Week in the US. I was asked to write a very succinct summary of how I ended up being an engineer. I have written about this topic in more detail before, but this time brevity was required. Here is what I came up with:

When I was a kid, I asked questions.
Often it was: how does this work?
When I approached adulthood, I became fascinated with finding out how things work for myself.
The next step was to ask myself: how can I make this better?
That is why I became an engineer.

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/embedded-software/2016/02/25/why-i-became-an-engineer/