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What do Forestry Engineers DO?

What do Forestry Engineers DO? Topic: Forest engineers
June 21, 2019 / By Adela
Question: It is one of my career options and I would like to know more about what happens after university. Also any sites that may help are very well appreciated.
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Taskill Taskill | 7 days ago
As a Forest Engineer, you will design structures, machines and operations plans for forestry and wood product manufacturing. As an engineer, you will use your problem-solving skills to satisfy society’s needs while protecting the natural environment. Your solid foundation in Forest, Civil, and Mechanical Engineering will allow you to work in Forestry and other industries. How to Become a Forest Engineer http://www.ehow.com/how_2068883_become-f...
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Taskill Originally Answered: Why do you feel our society has less female engineers in relation to male engineers?
Women are just as capable in the maths and sciences as men are. I think the main reason is interest, many women are not as encouraged to build and create the same way that many men are not as encouraged to nurture and give. At least in my courses, the female students were just as smart as the male students, and I never witnessed any gender discrimination (nor any that they ever told me about). And as far as I know, they are getting paid just as much as their male coworkers and were recruited for precisely the same types of jobs. No, we did not, I guess I had forgotten to write that in. The ratio was perhaps 6:1 (six men for each woman). And from work colleagues I've spoken with who went to school elsewhere in the state/country, that's fairly typical. But I also expect that we would find precisely the opposite trends in other professions (such as K-12 education and childcare) and for the same reasons.
Taskill Originally Answered: Why do you feel our society has less female engineers in relation to male engineers?
Nobody can be sure what a fair distribution would look like, however, when we have a situation where women take only a tiny percentage of jobs in say engineering, we can be pretty sure that its down to cultural prejudice, individual preference and discrimination. First off the bat, when looking at exam results of maths, physics, chemistry and biology at high school level, in the west men and women obtain fairly similar results. The implication here is that the basic competence to become a doctor or engineer is pretty similar between the sexes. It might not be 50/50 but it sure falls between 70/30 and 30/70. So, on that basis, it's fairly safe to assume that if women only occupy 4% of engineering jobs (or whatever the exact figure is) and yet their exams suggest that they are perhaps 43% as competent (on average) as male students then there must be societal reasons why they are so under represented. The same argument has its corollary, why, for example are men under represented in nursing and teaching - again, presumably the reasons are societal rather than competence based. Further, when looking at the performance of male nurses and female engineers, there is little to suggest that those who elect to take these professions as a minority are any more or less capable than their counterparts. So while we may not not what a fair ratio looks like, we can be pretty confident that when women constitute just a few percentage points in a profession, there must be societal reasons why. Direct research asking women why they haven't pursued careers in engineering tend to show that most possible reasons contain some truth. It is not seen as womens work. They feel discriminated against. They were not encouraged to pursue those options. This is equally true of male nurses. Some level of gender disparity is to be expected, perhaps in all jobs, yet when it is 4% compared to 96% and significant numbers of the under represented sex say that want "in" then we need to look long and hard about whether both sexes have equal opportunities in those professions.
Taskill Originally Answered: Why do you feel our society has less female engineers in relation to male engineers?
It's nothing to do with gender capabilities. The way students are treated in school leads to a self fullfilling prohercy. It used to be this old view that girls arent' as good at science and maths so girls didn't excell in these subjects. Now in the UK it's the sterotype that in general boys are failing and girls are excelling in every subject above boys. Coincidentally boys are now doing worse. So it has a lot to do with self esteem and in what directions the students are pushed into. Of course a lot has to do with peer pressure - tech would seem uncool to the girls, so if less of their friends were entering that class then less would because of that.
Taskill Originally Answered: Why do you feel our society has less female engineers in relation to male engineers?
You might want to do a re-count on that. In entry level positions, and accd to graduate polls in engineering, women are about 33%. The difference can be explained by a lack of interest, NOT a lack of ability. And the number of women coming out of college with engineering degrees is growing every year. Why do you ask?

Taskill Originally Answered: This is for engineers who work at NASA or people who know engineers who work at NASA?
This applies pretty much to all engineers. Those scenes in Apollo13 were really cool, but, unfortunatly, most engineering is not that exciting. It is exacting, recuires concentration, and can sometime be very tedeous. I do not work FOR nasa, but have worked in Aerospace/manufacturing. I had one job ''designing'' microwave relay switches by manipulating a BOM (Bill of Materials) database, and on occasion, actualy generating a new part. You will likely be involved in the process of maintaining a ''paper trail''. For all of that, I think it was worth it.
Taskill Originally Answered: This is for engineers who work at NASA or people who know engineers who work at NASA?
I work for a company that subcontracts to the major aerospace players and sometimes for NASA, directly. I am an electrical engineer, but I know enough of what our mechanical engineers do to answer your question. The mechanicals, here, design housings for space avionics (some of them directly for NASA). The housings are designed to withstand high-gee vibration for space launch. They are also designed to conduct heat away from the electronic components in vacuum, because convection is not an option in a vacuum, nor is radiation a good method of getting the heat out of a printed circuit board. The mechanicals also design printed circuit board page frames and other mechanical components of these very high reliability boards. They must analyze the thermal characteristics of the components, boards, and modules. They must analyze the components, boards, and materials for the gasses they would produce in vacuum. They must analyze the structural integrity and strength of all the components, boards, and modules. There are other analyses to be completed, as well. I rely on their thermal analyses as a starting point for my own analyses of electrical stress, reliability, and failure modes. As for what we went through to get this job: A bachelor's of science degree in (mechanical) engineering is a minimum. Is it worth it? I can't answer for the others, but for me it is close to my 'dream job' to be designing space hardware for NASA. With the coming of the new Crew Exploration Vehicle (CEV), Orion, Ares, and all the programs that come with it, NASA will be looking to hire more engineers directly, or adding lots of work to the major aerospace 'players' (Boeing, Lockheed, Ball, others). Your future looks promising. If you have any other questions; e-mail. .

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