How do we deal with problems we can’t solve? Or questions we can’t respond to? “I don’t know” is one of the most difficult statements an engineer can make. However, just stopping at “I don’t know” is, to me, one of the most tragic mistakes a good engineer can make. I believe that it is important to know why I don’t know before I can lay the issue to rest.
What is my job as a mathematician? The analytical and problem solving skills I developed while solving mathematical problems are useful in noticing trends and gaps in data. The formulas I learnt, then, help me to develop a model to provide a solution.
Girls are brought up as princesses, so this can make the pursuit of engineering a difficult choice.