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  1. Gavin Simone on February 5, 2020 at 11:39 am

    This month, we’re asking you, who is the engineer you looked up to and influenced your decision to pursue engineer? Let us know in the comments below.

  2. Tushar Aggarwal on February 5, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    I looked up to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam during my childhood before deciding on choosing engineering as my future path. He was the best nuclear scientist India could ever have and later became the President of India. During his tenure, I always looked up for his kindness, intellect and thinking.

  3. Annie on February 5, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    My dad is the engineer I look up to. Even though he always wanted me to pursue electrical engineering, I ended up going through with chemical engineering instead.

  4. Hanna on February 5, 2020 at 1:06 pm

    Dr. Roger M. Butler, the father of steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD).

  5. [email protected] on February 5, 2020 at 1:15 pm

    Julie Payette

  6. [email protected] on February 5, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Honestly, My Father, (luis zapata), he is a chemical engineer with more than 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. I remember since I was a child he used to take to his office in the oil refinery (Venezuela) and I used to play there like in a playground. He was my inspiration and I decided to follow his steps.

  7. Kwadwo on February 5, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Isambard Kingdom Brunel and all his achievements in Engineering Inspired me as well as other family members who are engineers.

  8. Max on February 5, 2020 at 2:23 pm

    My great great grandfather. Pioneer of hydro generation in Ontario. Inspired my career in the power generation industry

  9. Antonio Mejia on February 5, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    In my case it was my late cousin Juan Carlos Solórzano Castro, he was Naval Mechanical Engineer when I was still a child and he inspired me to follow the Engineering path. Although in the beginning it was my intention to follow his steps, I did not become a Mechanical Engineer but an Electronics (Electrical) Engineer, which has been my passion since I was a young age.

  10. Madel Abarquez on February 5, 2020 at 2:49 pm

    Engr. Roy Raz, he is a bridge engineer in Macau SAR. He is my mentor, the one I look up to encourage myself to give my best. I learned a lot from him. Knowledge that are acquired from experience and not from books. Experience acquired from colleagues and supervisors. He is one of the best. I still look up to him especially now that he is in heaven.

  11. Kuldeep Saini on February 5, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Inspired by Thomass Edison and Nicola Tesla.

  12. Anil Paul on February 5, 2020 at 2:54 pm

    Its Nikola Tesla. Since my childhood I was very impressed and amazed by the work and life of
    Mr.Tesla. When I started reading about his inventions and futuristic thinking, I decided my goal to be an engineer and do some creative, functional and productive work in my life.

  13. Jalal on February 5, 2020 at 3:20 pm

    My Father, he is a chemical engineer, but I ended up as Telecommunication Engineer.

  14. Megh on February 5, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Nikola Tesla

  15. Erica on February 5, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    I didn’t have many female role models in STEM to look up to growing up. However, my parents instilled a belief in me that I could do anything and that gender is not a barrier. I admire Roberta Bondar (Canada’s first female astronaut) and I follow Elon Musk (cofounder and CEO of Tesla).

  16. Karthik K on February 5, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, the greatest scientist from India.

  17. Max Smith on February 5, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Michael Faraday was and is the inspiration for me to get in the engineering.

  18. Nikhil Agarwal on February 6, 2020 at 12:13 pm

    My dad was an engineer. I was inspired by his ability to fix anything and solve problems quickly/

  19. Nish on February 6, 2020 at 1:04 pm

    Chris Hadfield

  20. Shara on February 8, 2020 at 8:20 pm

    My dad influenced my decision to pursue engineering! Growing up, I recall him always explaining why things are designed this way or made that way. It definitely made me curious!

  21. Himo on February 10, 2020 at 8:05 pm

    The Skydome engineers – as a kid I was in awe with how the retractable dome works in Toronto’s Skydome.

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