O'Reilly logo

Making Makers by AnnMarie Thomas

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 5. Responsibility

Makers take on responsibility.

They enjoy taking on projects that can help others.

When I started teaching in Minnesota, I heard a common refrain among older engineering professors: “The farm kids are gone. Get over it.” Eventually, I learned enough about Midwest engineering culture to understand what they were trying to convey. Traditionally, many of our strong engineering students came from farming backgrounds. They would arrive at the university with hands-on experience maintaining and building equipment. A senior executive at a Fortune 500 company in Minnesota once told me that his “dream hire” for technical positions is an individual with a Ph.D. in a STEM discipline who also spent his or her childhood on a farm. The ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required