Maria Auslander earned her industrial engineering degree from Georgia Tech. Here she shares a little about her career and the inspiration behind it.
What is your specific area of STEM?
Industrial and Systems Engineering
How would you explain your STEM field to young girls?
Most engineers make things, industrial engineers make things better. We improve existing processes.
What traits might a child possess that may indicate an interest or aptitude for your STEM field?
The ability to do chores efficiently, finding the quickest way to do things.
What did you know about your STEM field when you were a child?
My father is a mechanical engineer, so I grew up knowing about engineering.
Why did you choose your STEM field? Were you inspired by someone?
I was inspired by my father and I've always loved math.
What are some really cool things that people in your profession work on?
Industrial engineers help redesign hospitals so doctors and nurses can help their patients quicker and help more people.
What inspirational message would you give young girls to inspire them to pursue STEM?
People in STEM are the inventors of our world, they work in order to make our planet a better place for everyone.
Thank you for contributing, Maria!
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