• Question: Have you been inspired by any engineers in history or their works and why?

    Asked by Picasso to Alex, Carmel, Kath, Sean, Steve, Valerie on 14 Nov 2017.
    • Photo: Sean Doherty

      Sean Doherty answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      I was inspired by a great exhibition about a guy called Ove Arup, he (and his company) helped design the Sydney opera house. He was known for mixing art, fun and philosophy with his engineering and business, the exhibition showed great designs and equations with doodles and poems etc all over them. It reminded me to infuse the fun side!

    • Photo: Carmel Howe

      Carmel Howe answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      I think I have been inspired by all the female engineers and scientists who came before me. They worked against the system to be accepted into the roles and allow me to be here today.

    • Photo: Valerie Bentivegna

      Valerie Bentivegna answered on 14 Nov 2017:

      Elisa Leonida Zamfirescu and Alice Jacqueline Perry. Considered to be the first female engineers.

    • Photo: Kathryn Thomas

      Kathryn Thomas answered on 15 Nov 2017:

      I’m not really motivated by role models but in science you constantly use other peoples work to try and move everything forward, as the saying goes ‘standing on the shoulders of giants!’