Name: Manisha Singh
Program: Chemical Engineering
University(s) / College(s) Attended: McMaster University
Education / Degree(s): Bachelor of Engineering
Current Job Title: Process Engineering Intern
Current Employer: Ausenco
Fun Facts About Me
Share one fun fact about yourself: I am a budding foodie with a passion for making things look aesthetically pleasing.
The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?: The most inspiring engineer I know is Jake Nease, a McMaster Chemical Engineering Alumni, not only because he is incredibly intelligent, but because he truly enjoys teaching and sharing his knowledge with aspiring engineers.
Why did you choose to study engineering?: Engineering is the driving force of technological evolution and engineers are the fuel of this force. Without the creative and innovative minds of engineers, society would stagnate, as there would be no new inventions or improvements to our quality of life. I believed that pursuing a degree in engineering will allow me to be the fuel of this driving force, and also provide me with the necessary knowledge and skill set to aid in developing future advancements.
How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?: I am currently working for a mining consultancy company. I have been able to apply my knowledge from my chemical engineering background to perform mass balances, equipment sizing and specifications, and update process flow and piping and instrumentation diagrams. I also use the technical writing skills I have acquired though my laboratory courses to summarize test work data findings, along with writing a section in technical reports describing the process design for a plant.
What do you love most about your career?: What I love most about my career is being able to work collaboratively within a team, continuously learn from the many skilled professionals in industry, and seeing a project progress from its early stages to production.
What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?: My advice for someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering is to not lose hope if you fail. The engineering program is a difficult program. Like nothing you have ever done before, but it doesn’t matter if you fail as long as you work hard to redeem yourself and succeed. Never give up!