Chemistry and maths are not just about the numbers.
They can also be used to create new inventions, so we should take their value seriously.
As a result, we need to get as much out of these skills as we can.
If we don’t, we will never get the results we want, says Andrew Meech, author of the book The Chemistry and Math of Engineering: How to Get the Best of Both Worlds.
We are currently living in an era of exponential growth and we need engineers to make the most of the information we are giving to them.
To this end, he has put together a list of useful skills that will help you get the most out of them.
These include maths and science knowledge, chemistry, engineering and physics.
“You need maths and physics knowledge to work with chemistry, and that can also help you with the rest of the list,” says Meez.
“If you have a chemistry background, you will want to know how to make and use chemicals, as well as how to work in an analytical laboratory.
And you need a lot of physics knowledge if you want to understand the physics of the world.”
Meeb explains that you need to be good at these skills to get results in the workplace.
“I know people who are great at chemistry, but they’re not great at physics and they can’t work in a lab,” he says.
“It’s a balancing act.
You need to have a high degree of maths and chemistry, a high-level of science, a good understanding of the sciences, but also a high level of science.”
These skills will also be helpful if you are looking to move into a job with an emphasis on the science.
In this case, you should have a strong understanding of your role and the needs of the company.
Meeech says you should also know how different disciplines work.
“When you are working in a team, you need someone to tell the others what’s going on,” he explains.
“In an analytical lab, you can get all the information from one source.
But if you have an engineer, you have to work together to get that information.
So, you might have a good idea of what’s in a gas and what’s out.
You might have the right understanding of how to use a computer or a microscope, but it will take a long time to get your hands on that.”
What you should know Before starting your career in science, it is important to understand what you want out of the job.
Meesch says the best way to do this is to ask yourself questions such as, “What are my priorities in my job?”, “What am I working towards?” and “What will my role involve?”.
You should also be able to answer these questions in a way that you feel comfortable with.
If you do not feel comfortable doing this, you may need to consult a colleague, he says, or ask a friend for advice.
In the end, you’ll need to choose a career based on what you are good at, says Meescha.
If not, it’s best to think about what you like to do first and what you enjoy doing.
“Do you enjoy working with people?
Do you like doing physical tasks?
If you don’t like that, you are probably not a good fit for a science or engineering job,” he adds.
If this sounds like a lot, it should not be.
“What you enjoy is different to what you do.
So it’s very important to get a feel for what you’re good at before you decide on a career path,” says Dr Maryanne McLean, a lecturer in engineering at the University of Newcastle.
“The more knowledge you can give, the more you can do,” she adds.
This article was originally published on Al Jazeera.