Kristina Lawyer
Kristina Lawyer
Research engineer, Argonne National Laboratory
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  • Adriana N.

    Added Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Hello, I am currently studying Mechanical Engineering, and I'm planning what I want to specialize in. I would like to combine my knowledge in mechanical engineering with pediatric physical therapy. On the other hand, I like automotive engineering. I want to use my degree to help people. But I am unsure in which of those two. I doubt there is a way to do both. Which would you recommend? I love helping people who need it, but at the same time I love cars.
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    Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory
    Answered Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 2:36 PM

    Adriana,

    Most engineering jobs involve helping people in one way or another, so it sounds like a good career choice for you. My answer to your question comes from a more practical standpoint: which degree will make it easier for you to find a job when ...

  • Jordan, southery asked Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory

    Added Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 1:05 PM

    To Whom It May Concern, Hello, My name is Jordan Bird and shortly I will be 15 years old. I am currently studying for my GCSE's and I am hoping to get good enough grades to go to college for further studies should I need to. I am interested in a career in Motorsport especially with the I.T. side of the sport. I have been to many races in the national series since I was 8 years old and I have decided this is what i would like to do. I am currently top of my class within I. T. and I would ...
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  • Betsy, New York asked Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:28 AM

    I have a question for anyone who can answer it- I'm trying to build a robotic cart- basically, a cart that i can sit on and steer. I'm kind of new to engineering, but it really interests me, and I've built robots in school (little ones from legos, but still), but nothing this big. Anyway, I've run into a problem... How would I make it turn? I had the idea of attaching the two front wheels to different pedals (the things I would push to make it go). So, for example, if I wanted to turn ...
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    Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:28 AM
    Betsy, What an interesting project! Your dual pedal idea would certainly work, and would probably be the easiest system to build and use. If youre looking for something else, you could try to implement what a car uses to turn a rack and pinion. If ...
  • Corie asked Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory

    Added Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:03 AM

    Hi I am interested in mechanical engineering. I recently graduated with an associates degree in drafting and design. I really want to work in the mechanical engineering field, but while I enjoy drafting I am going to continue my education. I am wondering what your opinion is on going to school to get a degree in mechanical engineering vs. going to online school to get another associated degree in mechanical engineering technology? What would be the benefits either way, what opportunities would ...
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    Kristina Lawyer, Argonne National Laboratory
    Answered Wednesday, March 28, 2012 at 7:03 AM
    Corie, Let me start by saying that my opinion may be biased since I have no experience with online schools. However, I'm going to try to be as unbiased as possible. When I started engineering school I needed a lot of help (and I still do). For this ...