Engineers are the backbone of our modern society. From automobiles to airplanes, computers to smartphones, engineers are behind all of the multitude of devices that make life possible in the 21st century. By the same token, the discipline of engineering has grown by leaps and bounds, and now includes as many as a dozen sub-disciplines. An engineer's desire to figure things out is a close cousin to curiosity, but more focused on the how than the what.
Future engineers are seen in the kid who takes apart his dad's watch to see how it works or the teenager who can fix mom's kitchen blender. All engineers need math and programming skills, so students in this Pathway typically love math. They are mechanically inclined and can visualize basic mechanical processes.