A trip to Kenya shifts student perspectives on what an engineer is

Author: Kanaga Rajan
October 11, 2023
Vasav Juthani

A new international engineering summer program gives students research experience and broadens their minds.

“When are you able to say you’re actually an engineer? I think this is something I’ve been trying to figure out for almost a year now,” said San Francisco State University Mechanical Engineering student Vasav Juthani.

Until recently, Juthani felt that he can’t claim the title “engineer” until he’s completed his Engineering degree. But an international research experience this summer made him question his beliefs.

“When we went to Kenya, the teachers there had no engineering degrees, and they proudly say, ‘I’m an engineer,’” he said.

Read the SF State News story.