Why did you choose engineering at CU Boulder?
I chose to engineer because I really enjoy making things. I am fascinated with the objects around us, how they work, and how I can use my skills and knowledge to make them work better.
What does #ILookLikeAnEngineer mean to you?
To me, it means giving a face to all of us working in the trenches who aren't what you usually picture when you think of an engineer (white, male, mostly nerdy). I see it as an opportunity to showcase our individuality, and that not all engineers are the same. There are so many different kinds of engineering and people within each program. Grouping us together as one stereotype does a disservice to representing our personalities and the engineer archetype.
What are three things that make you unique?
What are your career goals?
I am going to be an entrepreneur. After graduating college, I am going to get a job either developing wearable technology for the medical market or continue where I interned the previous summer (in outdoor apparel, see previous response) to continue my education in apparel design in production, and then I will start a business producing performance and fashion wearable technology pieces, which will develop into a more ready-wear line.
Do you have a favorite quote or mantra?
The thing I tell myself when I am exhausted: Don't work "smart, not hard"; work smart and hard.
General philosophy: If you are not willing to take the risk you will have to settle for ordinary.
What are your hobbies?
I enjoy dancing, weight lifting, climbing, and road cycling in my free time. Most of my hobbies are exercise related because I am able to pursue much of what would be my hobbies in my classes.
What do you enjoy most about engineering?
I enjoy the challenge most. I like to push myself to the limit in all my endeavors, and engineering really lets me dive into something and understand it from the ground up, which pushes me to continue learning.
What is your favorite engineering experience?
I love presenting my work. I often get to exhibit my work because of its interdisciplinary nature, and that is what continues to drive me. It makes all the late nights and almost all-nighters worth it so that I can be an innovator creating the next thing.
Emily Daub, Technology Arts and Media, Class of 2018, Bangor High School