Name: Catherine Yeh
Program: Electrical Engineering
Degree you are studying toward: Bachelor of Applied Science
Expected year of graduation: 2022
Institution: University of Toronto
Fun Facts About Me
If your best friend had to describe you in 10 words or less, what would they say?:Creative, full of ideas, friendly, and helpful.
What do you want to accomplish in the next 10 years?: I would like to give back to the community. For instance, I would like to join the alumni network at the university and provide advice to students who are considering a similar career path as myself. I believe that mentorship support is critical for guiding students, and I really hope that more students could be benefited from it.
The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........?: Kristen Facciol, an Aerospace Engineer, is the most inspiring engineer that I know of. After attending her talk at the Lead Without Limits National Conference, I was motivated by her perseverance, hard work, and candidness. The amazing work that she has accomplished in the aerospace industry opened my eyes, and gave me confidence in pursuing engineering.
Why did you choose your program of study?: I chose to study Electrical Engineering because it could be applied in so many different aspects in the industry. It also provides different opportunities that branches across multiple disciplines. With a passion in physics and math, I decided that Electrical Engineering would be the best option for me to study and prepare myself for my future career.
What has been your favourite course (in Engineering) and why?: My favourite course has been Fundamentals of Energy Systems. This course builds up the fundamentals of converter topologies and electrical distributed generation. I really enjoyed the laboratory activities because it introduces me to a variety of circuit components as well as the basic circuit constructing techniques.
What has been the best part of your Engineering education to date?: Throughout my engineering education, I have had lots of opportunities to work on a wide variety of projects. I loved the process of teamwork, problem-solving, and achieving great things with my awesome peers. Although most of the times the project work and problems could be very tough, it would always be worthwhile to spend the extra time and effort to accomplish and overcome them. Every unique experience brings a unique perspective that enabled me to learn and grow.
What do you hope to do after you graduate?: I hope to pursue a career in the power sector upon graduation. With a passion in clean tech and green energy resources, I look forward to expand the implementation of environmentally friendly power generation solutions and make them more accessible to the public.