Name: Pam Lewis
Program: Mechanical Engineering
University(s) / College(s) Attended: Western University
Education / Degree(s): BEngSci'83 (Western), Post Graduate Diploma -Engineering Management '89 (Ottawa U)
Current Job Title: Section Head - Airworthiness Certification
Current Employer: Department of National Defense
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Fun Facts About Me
Share one fun fact about yourself: I play guitar.
The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?: My father (who was a broadcast technician) because he gave me my love of aviation.
Why did you choose to study engineering?: I wanted to be an airline pilot and the Canadian Armed Forces had not started recruiting women pilots so they suggested Aerospace Engineering. I'm glad that i stayed with engineering!
What are your best memories of your engineering education?: The friendships. We had a small, close group. Many of us still keep in touch. Prof Terry Base - what a great instructor and mentor!
How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?: I am responsible for granting certification for new military aircraft types and design changes.
What do you love most about your career?: The challenge, every day I learn something new. The people, we have a wonderful organization to work in.
What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?: There are so many facets to engineering. Keep an open mind as there is something for everyone to enjoy in this field.