I'm a Junior studying Mechanical engineering. I am the first engineer in my family (my mom is a Physicist, but shes a teacher). I don't really know what i want to do with my engineering degree. Most of my family is in business or academia. One of my engineering teachers used to be an engineer, but he was always a project manager and from what he tells us it seems like engineers sit there and turn knobs all day then leave at 4:30. I did a research internship (NSF funded REU) and it was interesting but kinda boring. I tested race car and high speed train brake samples for 'Grinding' and 'Stick-slip' but i worked in a lab all day from 9AM till 3PM. Are there any interesting jobs out there? On a side note: are the more women in the engineering workforce than in college?