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The Art and Science of Engineering
I knew that I wanted to be an engineer since the day I filled the gas tank in my father's car with water. I love to tinker with things, break them, evaluate them, and try to rebuild them. I started with tinker toys and advanced to building motorized robots with erector set parts. I spent hours creating wooden assemblies in my fathers work shop, and constructed digital LED clocks out of Radio Shack parts. I spent hours working on my car, tuning ignitioin systems and reparing brakes. I was truly a geek.
I studied Ocean Engineering at the Naval Academy, graduating with a BSOE. After obtaining my Professional Registration, I led a diverse range of engineering projects, from jet engine test facilities to sewage treatment plants; from large industrial plants to hydrant fueling systems. My most challenging engineering work came as a Director with Universal Studios, particularly in the design and development of complex ride systems such as The Amazing Adventures of Spiderman and The Incredible Hulk Coaster.
If there is one thing I have learned in my nearly forty years of engineering practice, it's that Engineering is both an Art and a Science.