Kevin James

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

  • 7Votes

What are some of the best jobs for an engineer with a masters degree in engineering

I have a masters engineering in Geology even though my BS is Petroleum Engineering. I chose that Masters degree because it was more a work requirement. I would suggest that you look into the petroleum engineering field as there are very many opportunities for engineers with masters degree.

This response was posted on Mon Dec, 24 2012

  • 1Votes

Who are some famous computer engineers?

A good place to look is the inventor list which shows some of the best computer engineers and what they invented. My personal favorites are:
Steve Wozniak;
Gordon E. Moore;
Jay W. Forrester;
William R. Hewlett;
and of course, Bill Gates

This response was posted on Wed Dec, 26 2012

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What is on your list of the Top 5 Most Beautiful Bridges in the World

1. Golden Gate Bridge
2. Khaju Bridge
3. Pont du Gard
4. The Wind and Rain Bridge
5. Brooklyn Bridge

This response was posted on Wed Dec, 26 2012

  • 2Votes

Who are the greatest engineers of all time

Some of my personal favorites are:
- Isambard Kingdom Brunel
- Khufu's vizier, Hemon, or Hemiunu, was the architect/civil engineer of the Great Pyramid.
- Gustave Eiffel—the tower, the Statue of Liberty

This response was posted on Wed Dec, 26 2012

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What are some of your favorite jokes about Engineering and Engineers

An engineer and a lawyer attended an interview separately. The Engineer was asked: If ten men cleared one hecter of land in ten hours how many hours would five men require to clear the same piece of land? The engineer answered: If ten men cleared one hecter for ten hours ,then one man would re quire 10 X 10 hours. Therefore five men would require 10x10 divided by 5 i.e 20hours. The lawyer was asked the same question and he answered: If ten men cleared one hecter of land for ten hours , then there would be no piece of land for any man to clear. Therefore five men would require zero hour.

A young damsel was asked why she would not marry either of her engineer or lawyer boyfriends. She replied' the engineers make advances and add no detail , the lawyers argue details and make no advance'.

An engineer, a physicist, and a lawyer were being interviewed for a position as chief executive officer of a large corporation. The engineer was interviewed first, and was asked a long list of questions, ending with "How much is two plus two?" The engineer excused himself, and made a series of measurements and calculations before returning to the board room and announcing, "Four." The physicist was next interviewed, and was asked the same questions. Before answering the last question, he excused himself, made for the library, and did a great deal of research. After a consultation with the United States Bureau of Standards and many calculations, he also announced "Four." The lawyer was interviewed last, and was asked the same questions. At the end of his interview, before answering the last question, he drew all the shades in the room, looked outside the door to see if anyone was there, checked the telephone for listening devices, and asked "How much do you want it to be?

Reaching the end of a job interview, the Human Resources Person asked the young Engineer fresh out of MIT, "And what starting salary were you looking for?" The Engineer said, "In the neighborhood of $75,000 a year, depending on the benefit's package." The HR Person said, "Well, what would you say to a package of 5-weeks vacation, 14 paid holidays, full medical and dental, company matching retirement fund to 50% of salary, and a company car leased every 2 years - say, a red Corvette?" The Engineer sat up straight and said, "Wow!!! Are you kidding?" And the HR Person said, "Of course, ...but you started it."

This response was posted on Wed Dec, 26 2012

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Which is the best website I can use to find engineering jobs

The Engineer Jobs is a good website because it ranks very well in keywords associated with engineering job search.

This response was posted on Thu Dec, 27 2012

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What are some Interview Questions you can expect at an Engineering Job Interview

I was once asked to draw a moment diagram for a simply supported beam. It totally caught me off guard.

This response was posted on Sun Dec, 30 2012

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How can Engineering Help Developing Nations Solve Critical Problems

There are several issues that face developing nations. This issues are:

1. Access to clean water
2. Access and the ability to feed themselves
3. Poor governance
4. Lack of infrastructure

As engineers, we have the opportunity to help in eradicating a good number of those issues listed above. The problem though is that implementation of projects is entirely dependent on the type of governance. Without it, even the best planned intentions will never see the light of day.

This response was posted on Thu Jan, 10 2013