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Luis Duque from Engineering our Future provides meaningful and educational conversations with some of the best and brightest engineers and professionals around the world so you can stay ahead of the curve in your career. Learn what the best engineers are working on, creating, and teaching so you can develop the skills needed to maintain your role as a key member of society. Since 2018, Luis has been volunteering, working, and creating content that has inspired and empowered thousands of people. His career experience is broad for his relatively few years out of school. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engourfuture/support

Engineering our Future: Empowering Engineers to Become Leaders Podcast Luis Duque

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Luis Duque from Engineering our Future provides meaningful and educational conversations with some of the best and brightest engineers and professionals around the world so you can stay ahead of the curve in your career. Learn what the best engineers are working on, creating, and teaching so you can develop the skills needed to maintain your role as a key member of society. Since 2018, Luis has been volunteering, working, and creating content that has inspired and empowered thousands of people. His career experience is broad for his relatively few years out of school. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/engourfuture/support

    062 // Supporting Women in STEM with Paulina Castrellon

    062 // Supporting Women in STEM with Paulina Castrellon

    📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/062

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    As a first generation latina in the US, Paulina Castrellon has overcome lots of industry challenges and lack of support from her own loved ones since the moment she decided to go for a career in STEM. Despite all the discouragement and negative words thrown at her, she knew it would be worth it.

    What You’ll Learn:


    Paulina’s Inspiring Life Story as a First Generation Latina in the US
    The Challenges She Faced Getting into STEM―And Her #1 Lesson Learned from Them
    Why People Often Discourage Women That Want to Pursue Careers in STEM
    The Benefits of Women Working With Other Women
    Advice For Young Women Suffering from Impostor Syndrome―And How to Overcome It
    The Best Way for Women to Get into STEM Fields
    How Men Can―And Should―Help Increase the Number of Women in STEM
    How Can We Make STEM Look Interesting to Young People?
    What Environmental Health and Safety Engineers Do―And Why You Need Them
    Why This Career is a Great Choice for the Hands-On Engineers Out There
    How Occupational Health Has Gained Importance Over the Years
    Big Dreams are What Make an Engineer. But How Do You Make Them Achievable?
    How Innovation Will Allow Us to Continue Engineering Our Future

    Music by Jack Winders
    Intro: Midwest Folks
    Outro: Southern Skies
    Website: https://www.jackwinders.com
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    • 49 min
    061 // My Struggles with Mental Health

    061 // My Struggles with Mental Health

    📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/061

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    Even though the pandemic has completely made things worse, mental health issues have always been around. At some point, we all experience some sort of mental struggle or anxiety disorder. Yet most people still avoid talking about it. Why? Because it’s often regarded as a weakness instead of a situation we need to deal with.

    Today, however, you’ll learn that you're not alone. Luis shares his life-long struggles with mental health issues that started way back in middle school, but that still persist to this date. He shares the red flags and symptoms he suffers from, the things he’s implemented to help him handle the situation, and the resources he’s been using and heard good things about that can help you too.

    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:


    Why Most People Don’t Talk About Their Mental Health Issues
    How People Often Deal With Their Mental Health Problems―And Why It’s Wrong
    What is the Right Way to Go About Your Mental Struggles or Anxiety Disorder?
    A Silver Lining: How These Tough Times Can Help Shape a Better Version of Yourself
    Surprising Mental Health Stats That Will Get You Worried About Yours
    Luis’s Red Flags and Symptoms of Mental Health Problems
    7 Things He Does to Help Him With His Struggles―And How They Can Help You Too
    Highly-Recommended Resources to Help You Navigate These Tough Times
    The #1 Takeaway From This Episode, If You Only Take One Thing With You

    Music by Jack Winders
    Intro: Midwest Folks
    Outro: Southern Skies
    Website: https://www.jackwinders.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic
    Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg

    Connect With Me
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    • 25 min
    060 // Empowering Women to Thrive in STEM with Kate Gunderson

    060 // Empowering Women to Thrive in STEM with Kate Gunderson

    📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/060

    Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible:
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    In a previous episode, you learned that there are many roles at NASA and its contractors that don't require you to be a “rocket scientist”. However, if you do have an aerospace engineering degree or background, there’s probably a position for you as well. In this episode, you’ll hear from Kate Gunderson, the woman from a small town who got one of these positions herself.

    What You’ll Learn:


    How She Got Her Dream Job at NASA Even Though She’s Been Told She Couldn’t Do It
    Why Her Desire to Work at NASA Led Her to Pursue an Engineering Degree
    How She Managed to Go From a Small Town to Being Accepted into Renowned Schools
    The Work She’s Been Doing in the Aircraft Operations Division Since 2018
    What a Flight Science Officer Does―And What You Need to Become One
    How She Applies Her Structural Engineering Education to NASA’s Aircrafts
    Why She Started Her Famous Instagram Account Helping Women Thrive in STEM
    The #1 Challenge She’s Faced in Her Career That You Need to Be Aware of.

    Music by Jack Winders
    Intro: Midwest Folks
    Outro: Southern Skies
    Website: https://www.jackwinders.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic
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    • 25 min
    059 // Seven Reasons Why Volunteering is Important for Your Career

    059 // Seven Reasons Why Volunteering is Important for Your Career

    📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/059

    Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible:
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    Engineers have the technical expertise to make big changes in society and help many communities that may lack some basic needs. In today’s episode, you’ll learn why you should volunteer, as well as the many ways you can benefit from it. It’s not complicated to get started. Nor does it need to be fancy.

    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:


    Seven Benefits of Volunteering That Help With Other Areas of Your Life
    Four Super Easy Ways to Find Volunteering Opportunities
    Different Types of Volunteering Work―And Why It’s Simpler Than You Think
    Why Should You Do it?
    How Volunteering Makes You Feel Like You Have More Time―Even If You Don’t
    The Important Skills You’ll Develop While Volunteering
    How It Helps You Sharpen Your Mind and Body
    How You’ll Grow as a Person If You Volunteer

    Music by Jack Winders
    Intro: Midwest Folks
    Outro: Southern Skies
    Website: https://www.jackwinders.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic
    Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg

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    • 19 min
    058 // Learning about the Future of Licensure in Engineering

    058 // Learning about the Future of Licensure in Engineering

    📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/058

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    Professional licensure is your passport to a professional career. It not only allows you to add initials after your name (PE, SE, etc.), but it’s also a step forward in your professional life. Today, you’ll sit in the first row and learn about the path to licensure for civil engineers, whether you want to be a PE, SE, or even if you’re an international student coming into the US after college.

    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:


    Andrea’s Work at NCEES Developing the Professional Exams You Take
    Chun’s Position and Job at the SEI Licensure Committee
    Three Reasons Why You Should Get Your Professional License
    The Difference Between the PE and SE Licenses---And Why You Should Care
    How Do You Get the SE License? Do You Need the PE License First?
    Are There any States That Allow You to Sit for the SE Exam Before Taking the PE?
    What Should You Do to Determine Which License You’ll Need?
    How Exam Decoupling Really Works
    What Areas of Practice Usually Require the SE License as a Minimum?
    Insights on the PE Exam Going CBT Next Year---And Why the SE Exam is Next
    How to Prepare for the SE Exam When it Switches to CBT
    What is the Structural Engineering Licensing Coalition?
    What are the Basic Requirements to a Professional License?
    How Can International Students Get Licensure in the US?
    Do You Need to Take the PE Again if You Want---or Need---to Practice in Another State?
    The Importance of Continuing Education (PDHs) to Your Competence as an Engineer
    What to Do If You Can’t Find Enough People to Sign Your Professional Reference When Applying for Licensure?

    Music by Jack Winders
    Intro: Midwest Folks
    Outro: Southern Skies
    Website: https://www.jackwinders.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic
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    • 59 min
    057 // The Real Difference Between Leadership and Management

    057 // The Real Difference Between Leadership and Management

    📌 Full show notes at https://www.luisfelipeduque.com/057

    Big thank you to the podcast partners for making this episode possible:
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    As an engineer, you already possess the traits to become a successful manager. But being a true leader is a matter of having certain skills and traits that go beyond those of a manager. And since no engineer is taught that in school, it’s up to you to go after that knowledge.

    Today’s episode will give you a great starting point. Luis lists some of the key traits of a true leader, dissects the best strategies you can use to learn about real leadership, and how you can effectively start applying this knowledge at your workplace to take your career to the next level.

    What You’ll Learn in This Episode:


    Why Higher-Ranked Positions Do NOT Always Mean Good Leadership Skills
    The Real Difference Between a Leader and a Manager
    5 Crucial Skills an Engineer Needs to Become a Great Leader
    Leadership Traits and Skills of a True Leader―And How to Spot One
    The Traits of Manager
    How Entrepreneurial Skills Can Help Engineers in Their Careers
    The “Engineers are Introverts” Stereotype is Not Necessarily True
    The Transition From a Technical Engineer to a Leader at an Organization
    The Best Ways to Learn These Leadership Skills―And How to Apply Them

    Music by Jack Winders
    Intro: Midwest Folks
    Outro: Southern Skies
    Website: https://www.jackwinders.com
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JackWindersMusic
    Follow him on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0msfukZWdVoUHIvpFvanTU?si=U5jKEdjfSTOetL12ispLcg

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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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Amazing

Great show with amazing guests.

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Wonderful Podcast

This podcast is amazing! Luis and guests from a variety of engineering backgrounds share such great advice.

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Awesome podcast for people interested in the engineering world. Luis is very knowledgeable in the profession due to his experiences. Definitely inspiring for young engineers!!

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