I know it's a bit different depending on who you talk to, but for me, I knew I had a strong interest in math and science. For a long time I wanted to be a vet but in my junior year of high school I changed my mind. I enrolled in a week long program at Missouri S&T in Rolla and learned about the different things an engineer does. And from the moment they took me in the lab and broke a steel rod just by pulling on it, I was hooked. And from then on it was the challenging problems and the idea that you could create something better that kept me interested. No two days are alike in engineering and that's what makes it so fun and engaging.