Were your parents both engineers, physicists, or mathies?

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17 Dec 2009, 4:00 pm

Or mathematicians (I ran out of space so i wrote "mathies")
My parents both studied engineering
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17 Dec 2009, 4:04 pm

nope. my dad is a financial guy and my mom is a sewer/knitter. she hates math, computers, and the like. i wasn't always good at math myself. i eventually "reprogrammed" myself to register it better. are you a math person? what kind of engineers are your parents?



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17 Dec 2009, 4:09 pm

My father studied physics, became an engineer. My mother never went to college, but is very smart, tech-savvy, and very logical/inventive.


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17 Dec 2009, 4:19 pm

My dad is a systems and software engineer, and my mom is a retired Secret Service agent.



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17 Dec 2009, 4:22 pm

My father was in the Navy Seabees, and my mother is an accountant.

So yeah, Engineer and math (kinda)



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17 Dec 2009, 4:22 pm

Parents' occupations topic

My father was a carpenter/payroll clerk, and my mother was a municipal government desk clerk.

Neither went beyond high school, and were intellectually average.


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17 Dec 2009, 4:24 pm

No. My dad is a geologist, and my mom co-owns a restaurant. --They've been separated/divorced since 1972.


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17 Dec 2009, 4:28 pm

jamesongerbil wrote:
are you a math person? what kind of engineers are your parents?


I would say that I am kind of a math person but university math is getting hard now. My dad, mechanical and my mom industrial, but they met each other as teachers and i think they both taught math and my dad taught math and physics.



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17 Dec 2009, 4:30 pm

Nope, my father is a computer engineer/programmer (math major, chemistry minor) and my mother has her degree in speech pathology/therapy (minored in drama i think). They married in 1978 and are still together, with me as the oldest of their 3 sons. That aside, i am a math person, but i wouldnt say its my obsession.



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17 Dec 2009, 4:39 pm

Neither parent is very good at math. My father had zero math skills aside from adding and subtracting.

My father was a welder, but he has a gift for wood working, and my mother was a therapist for young children.



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17 Dec 2009, 5:03 pm

Nope. My dad dropped out. He has a position at a theatre. My mom is a music journalist and photographer. I'm good with maths, but I dislike the school system. Besides, advanced math is useless to me and if I'll ever need it I'll google it. Just as Jack Black I need rock science, not rocket science!



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17 Dec 2009, 5:07 pm

My dad did electrical engineering (BA level) and used to work at a technical university, repairing audiovisual machines;
my mum went to nursing school (BA level) and used to work as a nurse, visiting people at their homes.
I'm the youngest of their two children.


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17 Dec 2009, 5:09 pm

Klom wrote:
Besides, advanced math is useless to me and if I'll ever need it I'll google it.

It depends on what type of job you are looking for in a future career because some careers that has to do with math will look at what you studied in college or university and so on



17 Dec 2009, 5:16 pm

My dad's an appraiser and my mom's a nurse.
He also tried social working and being a PE teacher and worked in the special ed room when he was in his twenties. The he tried real estate in the 80's and hated that job and then he became an appraiser. Well at least he had a head start with dealing with special need kids because he ended up needing the experiance :wink:



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17 Dec 2009, 6:13 pm

Yep - dad's an engineer. Very practical type ... big DIY projects, always making things. Mum was a major nag when I was a kid!


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17 Dec 2009, 6:17 pm

My dad did work at Microsoft for a while..
but naw, my parents are mostly the outdoor type. Collectively, they've been NOLS instructors, forest firefighters, kayak teachers, bush pilots, etc..


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