When the subject turns to engineering, too many students' eyes glaze over. But far from being a boring subject, many engineering fields require vast amounts of creativity.
An article in yesterday's Albuquerque Journal makes the point that students need to get the full picture of engineering, and realize that it's about creating new things. “In a survey of teens, we find that they have high regard for engineering as a profession, but don’t know what engineers do or how much they make,” said Intel Education Manager Carlos Contreras, citing lack of well-qualified applicants for STEM jobs as a significant problem for tech companies like Intel.
Read Albuquerque Journal's full article on creativity in STEM fields here: http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/07/16/news/the-creative-side-of-science.html