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Old 01-24-2012, 09:18 PM   #801
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BSME 2004 from Southern Illinois University. I do design for the Food and Beverage Industry. Also, a cooking/smoking fanatic. I have 2 smokers and a grill that are in year round use. A lot of the engineers I work with are Brewers as well.

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Old 01-24-2012, 09:50 PM   #802
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I am nothing even close to am egnineer... Mental health therapist... Though like lots of others I have my smoker and grill going all year.

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Old 01-24-2012, 10:22 PM   #803
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We should define "engineer"... I think people get confused by the semantics of it all.

Is an Environmental Scientist an engineer?
Is a Computer Scientist an engineer?
Is a Sanitation engineer an engineer?
Is a Cook an engineer or a culinary scientist?

I fall into the definition of "Software Engineer" Even though my actual job titles can be From DBA to Lead Software Dude all the way to SR Something_or_other Ananist...

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:29 AM   #804
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I'm a food scientist. Not a cook or culinary ... My background is chemistry biology and micro bio with a side in engineering and processing plant design

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Old 01-25-2012, 03:42 AM   #805
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We should define "engineer"... I think people get confused by the semantics of it all.

Is an Environmental Scientist an engineer?
Is a Computer Scientist an engineer?
Is a Sanitation engineer an engineer?
Is a Cook an engineer or a culinary scientist?

I fall into the definition of "Software Engineer" Even though my actual job titles can be From DBA to Lead Software Dude all the way to SR Something_or_other Ananist...
I would say you need a bachelors in engineering...mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, agricultural, mining, etc...but anything with the former and "technology" afterwards is not
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Old 01-25-2012, 04:48 AM   #806
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You guys got me, I actually looked it up !

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en·gi·neer·ing (nj-nîrng)
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a. The application of scientific and mathematical principles to practical ends such as the design, manufacture, and operation of efficient and economical structures, machines, processes, and systems.
Not much help to our purposes though. Although it explains my confusion between an engineer and a scientist...

I know a bunch of people who say "finally, our engineering degrees are at a good use in proving that we are engineers on a forum "

I think degrees are useless personally,
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Old 01-25-2012, 05:37 AM   #807
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I think degrees are useless personally,
I dont know about that. I have a BSME.... I add and subtract every day. Sometimes I even type words at words to write an email. But without the degree I wouldnt be getting paid for it.... Unless.. Does HBT pay power users?
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Old 01-25-2012, 06:22 AM   #808
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My degrees are pretty much toilet paper... They are a line on my resume... No-one will hire me just because of them and they did not help me in any way...

Well is an MBA a useful degree ? It's not, a scam!

The skills I use at my job are not the skills I obtained while earning those degrees, infect the knowledge that those degrees gave me is useless for the most part and the very little of it that is actually useful had easier and cheaper ways of obtaining.

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Old 01-25-2012, 01:43 PM   #809
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I'm the lead building /operating engineer for the corporate headquarters building of a large media and communications company.

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Old 01-25-2012, 02:41 PM   #810
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I would say you need a bachelors in engineering...mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, agricultural, mining, etc...but anything with the former and "technology" afterwards is not

I would disagree with this, a degree is nothing more than an initiation process and to prove you can handle some type of work load. Just because it says "technology" in your degree doesn't mean you can't be an Engineer. You can get your PE (Professional Engineer) license with "technology" in your degree.

Just my $0.02....
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