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The Engineering of Breakfast Cereals and Inkjet Printers

An Unlikely Story of how I became an Engineer at Kellogg’s and HP

by Tim Strecker Ph.D.



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/12/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5x8
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781664223738
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 156
ISBN : 9781664223745

About the Book

If you want to know what being an engineer is like, then you need answers from someone who has worked in the field and been successful. Tim Strecker, Ph.D., looks back at an engineering career spanning more than thirty years at companies such as HP and Kellogg’s in this amazing memoir. Find out how an everyday guy who attended a regular state college ended up engineering breakfast cereals and inkjet printers. In sharing his story, he answers questions such as: • What does an engineer really do? • How do you become an engineer? • What is the schooling like? • Do you have to be super smart to be an engineer? • What kinds of work can an engineer do? You don’t need to be a nerd, geek, or child prodigy to become an engineer. You just need to work hard, never give up, and be curious about how things work. Once you get into the industry, there will be opportunities to design new products, structures, software, and/or infrastructure. So, what are you waiting for? Read on and get excited about becoming an engineer!

About the Author

Tim and his wife, Connie, live in Portland, Oregon. They have two grown children and two grandchildren. They have lived in the Pacific Northwest most of their lives and spent most of that time living in the Puget Sound area of Everett and Tacoma before moving to Oregon twenty four years ago. Tim worked as an engineer at Kellogg’s in Battle Creek, MI for two years. Then he worked at the Hewlett Packard Company in Oregon and Washington for over twenty three years where he worked in a number of engineering positions. He recently retired from HP. Connie has worked as a legal assistant and started a small cereal company selling specialty granolas. In their spare time they enjoy spending time with their family, landscaping and gardening, and music.