I am a first-year Mechanical Engineering major at Cal Poly, and I need to interview a Mechanical Engineer for my Technical Writing class. If you have a few minutes and could answer these five questions, I would greatly appreciate it! What are common genres in the field of mechanical engineering? Are some genres more important than others? If so, why? *(By genre, I mean a category of document with a shared format and purpose. i.e. memos, usability reports, etc.) What kinds of communication skills are needed to be successful in the field? What communication skills seem to be most challenging for people in the field? Do you know of any strategies to improve these communication skills? How is the field of mechanical engineering changing? Are communication practices also changing? What new trends in the field seem particularly exciting to you? Thank you in advance!