Howdy big timers. I need some stouthearted mechanical engineers to help me out with my reasoning here. Since I graduated some five years ago I’ve have found that there is a gap between what you know as a college graduate, and what that knowledge does and means in the real world. In the field mostly we do what we are told in the way we are told to do it regardless of what you have learned. Then work and grow from there. Fine. But when I am home, and I feel like doing or inventing something for myself I am lost. So my question is what relationships have you been able to establish between our mechE skill set and a tangible application? i.e. I've used my heat transfer knowledge to upgrade my home insulation.