BY Melissa Lau
In Book 5 of IEEE-USA’s Women in Engineering E-Book Series, author Melissa Lau’s story isn’t about grand inventions that will bring about the next Industrial Revolution. It doesn’t even have a science award for your usual World-Saving Development or Life-Changing Design. Rather her story points to the little triumphs in an engineer’s life that make the journey worth the time, the effort and the wanderings that get us there. There is no fanfare or prestige, and barely anyone understands what engineers talk about at a cocktail party (for those of us brave enough to be found in one). But an ordinary life can be just as remarkable.