This week marks the start of 'Engineers Week 2020', a week long national celebration of engineering. Founded by the National Society for Professional Engineers in 1951, "EWeek (February 16–22, 2020) is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and interest in engineering and technology careers." (www.nspe.org)
In honor of this national celebration, PBA asked a few of its engineers who are at different stages in their careers, a series of questions relating to what led them to become engineers.
Carmen DiCicco is an electrical engineer with Peter Basso Associates' Corporate / Governmental group. Carmen earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Wayne State University, Detroit, MI in 2017. Shortly thereafter, Carmen joined PBA as a full-time electrical engineer.
When asked what Carmen loved about engineering, here's what she had to say.
DiCicco: "I love the math and problem solving involved in engineering."
PBA: "What do you find most challenging about engineering?"
DiCicco: "The most challenging thing about engineering is the problem solving but sometimes that is also the most rewarding part."
PBA: "What advice do you wish to give those considering a career in Engineering?"
DiCicco: "The best thing you can do is ask questions and learn from others."
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This year, Peter Basso Associates, Inc. is celebrating 30 years of service. PBA is a 100% employee-owned firm.