Monthly Science: Chrysalid Engineer

So then this happened:

Karen - canonical tiger paw graduation picture

Karen – canonical tiger paw graduation picture

Yeah, tanker boots and all; not the weirdest thing we saw during RIT’s graduation ceremonies.

This summer marks her fourth of four co-op semesters with Real Companies Doing Tech Stuff and her final classes end in December; RIT holds one ceremony in the spring and being offset by a semester apparently isn’t all that unusual. She (thinks she) has a job lined up after graduation and doesn’t need her doting father’s help.

But, hey, should you know someone with a way-cool opportunity (*) for a bright, fresh techie who’s increasingly able to build electronic & mechanical gadgets and make them work, drop me a note and I’ll put the two of you in touch. [grin]

(*) If that opportunity should involve 3D printed prosthetics with sensors and motors, she will crawl right out of your monitor…



  1. #1 by Joel on 2016-07-01 - 08:03

    Congratulations to you and your wife for producing an almost-graduate. And of course, congratulations to Karen for doing all the work. Engineering school was tough when we went through it, and I can only imagine how much more difficult it’s gotten since then.

    • #2 by Ed on 2016-07-02 - 11:20

      an almost-graduate

      It felt weird “celebrating” being not quite a graduate, but things went well. We must think of something for late December that won’t be run over by (re)packing / moving / The First Real Job…

  2. #3 by Red County Pete on 2016-07-01 - 09:28

    My niece is a year from her MSME. She’s also interested in medical devices, though I don’t know about printables. Both of my in-laws are EEs, and are pretty proud of their kid. I’m impressed by her and yours, too!

  3. #4 by Neil H. on 2016-07-05 - 12:20

    Congratulations to her, and to her proud parents.