June 07, 2005

Outing Famous Engineers

Thomas.Net outs famous people you might've not known were...engineers. Gotta come out of the (wiring) closet sometime, I suppose.

Guess Who Is an Engineer

But they forgot a few people who would've really put a different face on the industry:

 Cindy Crawford was a Chemical Engineering major at Northwestern (on scholarship!) before getting into modeling. She was valedictorian of her high school too. Man, they must've had the most popular Chess Club of any high school in the world...

Teri Hatcher grew up in Sunnyvale, here in the middle of Silicon Valley, and was planning to go into engineering like her mom and dad. Now she's just a desparate housewife. The Merc interviewed her, now that she's famous:

"At the time, my father told me he wouldn't pay for me to go to college to study anything other than mathematics -- something he's now endlessly regretful for," says Hatcher. "He's apologized I can't tell you how many times."

Still, when Hatcher graduated from Fremont (High School) in 1982 -- her class voted her "Most Likely to Become a Solid Gold Dancer" -- she enrolled at De Anza College with the aim of following her parents' wishes and getting a degree in math and electrical engineering.

Then there are some sports types, like the following:

David Robinson, aka "The Admiral" who played for the San Antonio Spurs (NBA)--engineering graduate of the US Naval Academy.

Lee Labrada, pro bodybuilder.

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