Innovative thinkers ///

Having grown up on a farm northwest of Aberdeen, Scotland, Louise Goetz is no stranger to hard work and grit. Like many kids in her small town, she had difficulty deciding what to do after graduation. She considered joining the military, but was intrigued by the idea of becoming an engineer after attending a summer camp program for girls. The program was designed to interest young girls in careers in science and engineering. Goetz said, “I realized that mechanical engineering would allow me to go into almost any field.” Inspired to enter into a career in which women are a valued minority, she later earned a BEng degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle, UK.

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