At Olin, I have learned to explain that engineering is about technical problem-solving. Moreover, I whole-heartedly believe that as an engineer I bring together systems, technologies, design, and people in a way that addresses real problems. And I love doing so! I also believe that this type of technical problem-solving is an effective way to address the real problems faced by people living in developing nations – access to clean water, sanitation facilities, communication systems, infrastructure, as well as machinery and tools for agriculture and other income-generating activities. I entered engineering with the intention of participating in this kind of engineering in international development, and I have tried to use my time at Olin to prepare to work effectively in this context.
Condon, Caroline, "Engineering for Social Impact" (2013). 2013 Grand Challenge Scholars Program. 16.