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Being a “T” Shaped Engineer (and further adventures in Washington)

Have you heard the phrase “being a T shaped engineer” before? I first encountered the term last summer during my internship with Raytheon, and was reminded of it this week during a conversation at Lockheed. I’ve had the opportunity to interact with and attend meetings with the five young engineers at this site that are in Lockheed Martin’s Engineering Leadership Development Program. The ELDP is a three year program that helps young engineers become strong leaders through training conferences, rotational assignments, and mentoring from leadership. At the June meeting with the ELDP group, the idea of being T shaped came up, and how valuable being T shaped is. I’ve never heard the term at the University of Arizona before, so I thought it would be worthwhile to discuss the idea. Continue reading