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Lacey Wice

"Pivoting is a pin or a shaft about which is the centre of rotation for an oscillating body. But also coming from a dance standpoint, pivot means to change direction suddenly. For me, that means changing your mind about things with a knowledge of what's going to come out of it."

What does pivoting mean to you?

I would give a technical reasoning behind that. Pivoting is a pin or a shaft about which is the centre of rotation for an oscillating body. But also coming from a dance standpoint, pivot means to change direction suddenly. For me, that kind of means changing your mind about things with sort of a knowledge of what's going to come out of it.

How has McMaster Engineering taught you to pivot?

The biggest example for how McMaster has taught me to pivot is to not be afraid to kind of jump into a project headfirst. For me, the biggest decision was going into Mechanical Engineering. That was kind of a big pivotal moment in my life, and it taught me that no matter where I end up, I'll still be able to kind of have the same skillset and it will get me through the problems that I face.

How do you plan on implementing your learnings from McMaster Engineering into the real world?

I believe that every engineering student that graduates McMaster Engineering is applying what they learned every day. The real world is full of problems. From, "How to open this stuck jar" to, "How can I get this component to exert a smaller force on the surrounding members?” I think that I will implement my use of technical and real-world skills in every aspect of my life. I can actually already see such skills changing the way I live life now.