Engineering is for the "special" I'm curious why the engineer is so looked down upon in this forum. I, like many of you, have taken several classes with engineering majors. Is it that you find them to be stupid or more exactly, not as intelligent as physics/math majors? I'm a physics major, but I certainly don't think that when I declared my major that my I.Q. increased dramatically. I can't say the same for people I go to school with however, as I see a few of the students that I was in calculus 1, 2, and 3 with that are now pure math majors, and they essentially walk around laughing at all the other majors for being simple. I attend the University of New Mexico, not MIT, Harvard, Yale, etc, so apparently being better than everyone else is independent of educational institution at least to a pure math major. With respect to these pure math majors, I was there when they got 60% grades on their tests in calculus 1,2, AND 3. I was also there when they told others that they got a 90%. I was there when they told everyone how easy the homework in physics was, and I was there when they offered me the teacher solution guide their friend gave them. In short, as someone majoring in physics & pure math I find it a bit sickening that many of the people with the same major as myself, view themselves as better than everyone else. Not because of academic achievement, or high intelligence, but simply because they declared their major to be pure math or physics. Many of them google their mastering physics problems, then brag about how clever they were in solving them. So my question is, why are engineers viewed as simple or less intelligent then physics & pure math majors? I have yet to encounter a physics major I thought was incredibly intelligent, yet they seem to have egos that cannot be bounded. Three of the guys in my study group for complex variables are engineering majors(2 EE, 1 ME), and they often come up with solutions and creative approaches before myself and the pure math only major in my group. Should I still consider them stupid, cause in the end they are engineering majors after all, which in this forum seems to equate to future drones. Not to mention how several people in my discrete structures class, just like to tell people, "Well you know, I'm in the discrete structures class" as if saying "I'm a genius", which is kind of funny since at least for me I find CV much more challenging then discrete. In short, how many of you think that your better than engineers (and as an aside probably everyone else) because your a pure math major or a physics major, and why?