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Benedetta Righini: International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Jun 23, 2020

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Benedetta Righini: International Women in Engineering Day 2020

Jun 23, 2020

 

How did you become interested in engineering?

When it came time to choose my university degree, I knew I wanted to study a scientific subject and looked into a few chemistry-related courses, until I found out about chemical engineering and I knew that was the right choice for me. I love how chemical engineers are fundamental to allow the discoveries made in the labs to be produced in factories and, ultimately, to be used and enjoyed by everyone. 

What excites you about engineering?

What I love about engineering is the constant drive for innovation and how the work of engineers all around the world constantly helps to expand the boundaries of what is considered “feasible”.

What is the most fascinating part of your job or daily routine?

I love seeing how, as a project progresses, you can see that what started out as a drawing or a 3D model is being built and gradually becomes a real building, it makes the work we do feel more tangible. 

What advice would you like to share with future women engineers?

My advice would be to not be afraid to ask questions and propose new ideas: it can feel daunting at first, especially at the beginning of our career and in a very male-dominated industry, but I found that asking questions and being proactive is the best way to learn and progress as an engineer. 
 

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