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One of the best ways to learn about the field is to talk with a mechanical engineer. Ask your science teacher or a counselor to arrange an information interview with a mechanical engineer. Public libraries usually have books on mechanical engineering and engineering in general that might be enlightening. Is There an Engineer Inside You?: A Comprehensive Guide to Career Decisions in Engineering, 4th edition, by Celeste Baine (Bonamy Publishing, 2013) will help you explore your interest in engineering. You can also tackle a design or building project to test your aptitude for the field. Finally, some high schools offer engineering clubs or organizations. Membership in the Technology Student Association (http://www.tsaweb.org) is suggested for prospective mechanical engineers.

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