Emily Camp

Lexington, KY, US
Field of Work 
Mechanical Engineering
Lexmark International, Inc.
Job Title or "Student" 
Thermal Engineer
University of Kentucky
Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Education Level 
Profile Biography 
It wasn't until my Senior year in High School that I decided to pursue a degree in Mechanical Engineering. Until then, the only engineers I'd ever heard of were the ones who drove locomotives and wore pinstripe uniforms! But, I felt the need to declare a major upon entering college, and, after a little research, I decided that engineering would probably be a good fit for my skill set. I had always enjoyed and been fairly successful in math and science classes, which form the basis of most engineering curricula. Five years, four co-op rotations, and a few semesters of all-year-part-time work later, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and began working at Lexmark, developing printers. I've since transitioned into the more specialized field of Thermal Engineering, where I've been able to focus on infrared imaging technology and computational fluid dynamics simulation.

The field of Engineering affords graduates a limitless variety of career opportunities. With a single degree, one can be involved in research, design, development, production, analysis, sustainability, and myriad other fields. That diversity allows me to continually learn valuable new skills throughout my career and provides fresh, new experiences, keeping my work life interesting and constantly evolving.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding Engineering or any STEM field as a profession. If I can't answer your questions off-hand, I'll find somebody who can!
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