|Meet the Engineers: |
A Thrill Seeking Author Combines Math and Roller Coasters
Biomedical engineer, editor of The Pre-Engineering Times, and author. Celestes first book, "Is There an Engineer Inside You?" was voted the most popular engineering career book at Amazon.com. Author of The Fantastical Engineer: A Thrillseekers Guide to Careers in Theme Park Engineering. High school and college students will appreciate this book about the engineers that design today's themed entertainment; it covers not only engineering/imagineering at Disney but imagineering at 200+ companies that design themed attractions.
Heald Institute of Technology, San Francisco: Electronic Engineering Technology; Louisiana Tech University: B.S. in Biomedical Engineering; University of Phoenix: M.Ed.
When I was in high school, my dream was to be a Disney engineer. But at that time, before the Internet was everywhere, I had no idea how to do that. I also wanted to work with people. Not knowing where else to start, Celeste chose Electronic Engineering Technology, but kept dreaming of designing sets for Disney. After five years, Celeste was back in school, this time in a biomedical engineering program. At the same time, she began researching and writing her first book. While working on her next book, the Fantastical Engineer, Celeste worked at Louisiana Tech on a project to help K-12 science and physics teachers inspire students to pursue careers in engineering and science by holding workshops on topics such as roller coaster physics.
When I was studying for my biomedical engineering degree, my class size dropped from 80 to 21. Most of my friends left the program because they were discouraged that they werent math whizzes, or were worried about what they could do with an engineering degree if they werent a genius. I wrote the book (Is There an Engineer Inside You?) to dispel the fears and doubts that young people have about a career in engineering.
Most Recent Accomplishment:
Celeste's third book, "High Tech Hot Shots: Careers in Sports Engineering" will be released in the Spring of 2004. The second edition of "Is There an Engineer Inside You?" was released for National Engineers Week 2002! The new edition is much more in-depth and now covers 27 different branches of engineering.
You can email Celeste at Celbaine@aol.com She is also available to speak about engineering careers at your school, event or conference.
Books are available from Bonamy Publishing. For a preview of The Fantastical Engineer, visithttp://www.engineeringedu.com/fantastical.html.
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