Hello! I'm a rising junior in high school, and I am very interested in aerospace engineering. I love physics and calculus, and I've always been fascinated by human space flight. However, I was never one of the kids who would build go-carts or take apart engines to see how they worked. I don't feel like I have the basic hand-skills that mechanics have. In engineering, is it necessary to have those skills at the start of your degree, or are they gained over time and practice? And once you are working as an engineer, how often are those skills utilized? Thank you!
by Mary, Tallahassee, FL
on July 15, 2014