This is a sponsored post. All opinions are all mine. Do your kids look at everyday objects with more interest than is typical? Do they tinker with the toaster? Taken apart the old radio in the garage? Want to rise a rollercoaster because they want to see how it works instead of for the thrill? Try to take apart your iPhone 6 from U.S. Cellular?! If any of these sounds familiar, you may have a budding engineer in your home! Here are a few ways to know for sure:
How To Know If Your Child Should Be An Engineer
- They Ask How Things Work: Both of my kids would stare at things like an escalator, the engine of a car or how bridges keep from falling down. They wanted to know how they worked. At the time, I had no idea their curiosity could lead to a career in engineering.
- They Take Things Apart: We had an old record player in the garage. It had been my mom’s. I bet it was more than 20 years old. It wasn’t working anymore. The kids took that thing apart and tried to get it to work again. They wanted to see the turntable turn.
- They Love Science, Math And Technology: From an early age, my kids were great in math. Caitlin could do a double digit multiplication problem in her head when she was eight. Henry figured out how to make a volcano work in the kitchen when he was six. They both could make electronics work before I could get out the operation manual. I knew then they would be interested in a career that had a solid foundation in those subjects.
- They Are Early Inventors: When my kids were not tinkering with an old radio, they were trying to create a better one. They would take their Legos or Tinker Toys and build the most intricate structures. They would take the most mundane objects and refigure them into something extraordinary. Yep, budding engineers!
I felt this was a great post to write since it is 65th Anniversary of National Engineers Week. I have been a U.S. Cellular customer for years. I rely on their network to keep my mobile devices functioning at the highest level possible. I gained a new respect for them when I learned they were also committed to education. Their goal is to help educate our boys and girls on careers in engineering.
If you have an aspiring engineer in your home, they will be interested in how your phone provider’s network functions. They can learn things like this with the “Ask an Engineer” sessions at Boys and Girls Clubs throughout the country. U.S. Cellular’s goal of this Q&A is to show these kids the different career paths available in the technical or engineering fields.
When a child attends an “Ask an Engineer” session, they can get a hands-on look at how U.S. Cellular’s network functions. Children and teens will get a unique behind-the-scenes look at how a cellular network operates and understand how engineering and technology is present in everyday activities. If you would like your child to attend one of these sessions, you can visit the DiscoverE website for a location nearest you. Read my post, My Top Mobile Apps To Help You Lose Weight. Be sure to stay current with U.S. Cellular and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.
Do you have a child who may be interested in a career in engineering? I would love to hear why in the comments below!