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Dommo
05-20-2008, 06:17 AM
I just want to take a census of the people that are actually involved in the Hard Sciences or Math.

Dommo-Mechanical Engineer/math
Bartholomew-Computers
Moewgirl-Electrical Engineer
BenBradley-Applied Electronics/Programming
Alleycat-Structural Engineer
Mac H.-Electronics/Software Engineer
Astonwest-Aerospace Engineer

Bartholomew
05-20-2008, 06:21 AM
I love math and I am double majoring in Journalism / Applied sciences. Emphasis on computers. Hope that counts! :)

Dommo
05-20-2008, 06:47 AM
Part of the reason I kind of want to do that, is so when questions of a technical nature get raised, we know who to ask.

benbradley
05-20-2008, 06:51 AM
My nose is itching. Or is it that my ears are burning. Whatever.

I've had a career in electronics design and embedded programming in spite of having only three years toward a four-year EE degree. I've always been very interested in science in general, and have done a lot of reading, though mostly of "popular" science books (from Asimov and many others) and magazines (mainly Scientific American).

alleycat
05-20-2008, 06:53 AM
Structural engineering.

benbradley
05-20-2008, 06:54 AM
Part of the reason I kind of want to do that, is so when questions of a technical nature get raised, we know who to ask.
Also, under the "Story Research" forum is a sticky thread, "List Your Specialist Subjects" where people in general (not just science/techy people) have done this.

Dommo
05-20-2008, 06:56 AM
w00t Engineers Represent!

Yeah, I've got a Mechanical Engineering degree, math minor, with a specialization in vehicle systems.

Did a bit of cross training as well electrically, but it definitely isn't my area of expertise.

The reason I made this thread, is because we're the folks who might be able to answer any technical questions having that people have, and it's science focused. Otherwise, it's kind of hard to scroll through the dozens of pages on the other thread.

Mac H.
05-20-2008, 07:03 AM
Electronics/Software Engineer here - mainly Embedded systems firmware.
(Usually medical, but with a bit of variation)

Mac

Bartholomew
05-20-2008, 09:36 AM
Part of the reason I kind of want to do that, is so when questions of a technical nature get raised, we know who to ask.

Maybe, then, you could keep a list in post #1?

astonwest
05-20-2008, 02:48 PM
Aerospace Engineer working as a Mechanical Engineer (but slowly transfiguring into a manager...ugh).

Dommo
05-20-2008, 05:14 PM
I'll go through and update the post later today. Thanks for the recommendation.

jennontheisland
05-20-2008, 05:24 PM
Environmental Engineering Tech.

Just got accepted at the local U into the Civil/Environmental Engineering Program.

geardrops
05-20-2008, 10:45 PM
Recently graduated Computer Engineering (EE/CS) from Santa Clara University, applying for my Master's there.

Also, I have a philosophy minor, which sweeps out of left field.

dobiwon
05-20-2008, 11:09 PM
Degrees in Chemistry--40+ years as an analytical chemist in QA and R&D.

dmytryp
05-21-2008, 07:52 PM
Materials engineer and BA in physics. Deal mostly with polymers, nano particles and composites.

waylander
05-21-2008, 08:12 PM
PhD in Chemistry, working as a synthetic/medicinal chemist in big pharma

Tburger
05-21-2008, 08:38 PM
PhD geologist w/background in biochem.

Keffington
05-23-2008, 07:46 AM
In three weeks I'll have my B.S. in physics.

I've taken a little bit of everything in the department, from stellar astrophysics to quantum mechanics. I'm considering going for a Ph.D. in the future, but that depends on whether or not I think I'll be able to write while I'm studying for it.

... I can hear you laughing, you know.

Deirdre
05-23-2008, 07:50 AM
M.S. in Computer Science + 32 years in the field.

Ruv Draba
05-23-2008, 08:18 AM
PhD in IT and pure math. 28 years in R&D and industry; currently running an IT Management consulting firm. Strategy, Program management, Project management, computer architectures, data mining, privacy, business intelligence, information management, artificial intelligence, decision systems, ethics.

dmytryp
05-23-2008, 04:17 PM
In three weeks I'll have my B.S. in physics.

I've taken a little bit of everything in the department, from stellar astrophysics to quantum mechanics. I'm considering going for a Ph.D. in the future, but that depends on whether or not I think I'll be able to write while I'm studying for it.

... I can hear you laughing, you know.

I think you mean BSc. BS is something else entirelyhttp://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

Dommo
05-23-2008, 06:11 PM
I thought you had a math background Ruv, just by the way you phrased your arguments on the atheism topics.

SPMiller
05-25-2008, 08:58 AM
BS in CS, emphasis on language theory.

geardrops
05-25-2008, 10:51 PM
I think you mean BSc. BS is something else entirelyhttp://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

Although I will say that it often feels like BS :)

Also, when the top post gets updated, perhaps this thread could be stickied? It'd make for a pretty good resource for people to know who to bother :)

Keffington
05-29-2008, 12:58 AM
I think you mean BSc. BS is something else entirelyhttp://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/images/icons/icon7.gif

I've only ever seen Bachelor of Science shortened as B.S. It's listed that way by my university (http://www.wwu.edu/depts/physics/) and both variants are listed in both Merriam-Websters and the OED.

It might be a dialect difference.

:)

Either way, I'll be FREE in three weeks.

DeeCaudill
07-09-2008, 07:56 PM
I have a M.S. in mathematics with a concentration in actuarial science, but these days I only teach a little algebra on the side (I'm primarily a librarian).

If you really, really wanted to talk about future life expectancy or how to properly fund a pension plan, I suppose I'm here for you.

blacbird
07-10-2008, 01:31 AM
Ph.D., Geology. 30+ years private industry employment in the field, and continuing.

caw

dgiharris
07-13-2008, 06:35 AM
Applied Physics- Optical Sciences/Lasers 10yrs experience

Priene
07-30-2008, 06:49 PM
Masters Degree in Software Engineering and twenty years in industry. I'm a shameless freelancer with a poor concentration threshold in long meetings.

Beach Bunny
08-24-2008, 03:31 AM
I have degrees in Zoology and Environmental Engineering - Air pollution Control and Design was my field of specialty. But, most of my knowledge is rather dated.

MadScientistMatt
08-26-2008, 04:49 AM
Mechanical engineer by training, now doing largely electrical work with race car engine management. At my previous job, I was a laser applications engineer.

Phoebe H
08-26-2008, 08:57 AM
Ummm, I'm a CPA. Does that count?
I'm also just shy of being a Lightning Calculator. I'm woefully rusty, but it was always fun to give the answers to math problems before most people in class had even gotten their calculators turned on.