Video: I’m an Engineer and a Sailor


In June, the Big Green women’s sailing team won the Inter-Collegiate Sailing Association championship for the second year in a row, and Deirdre Lambert ’15 was named Quantum Women’s Sailor of the Year, also for the second year in a row.

Deirdre Lambert ’15, left, an engineering major, is a member of the Dartmouth women’s sailing team. (Courtesy of Thayer School of Engineering)

In this video, Lambert, an engineering major, talks about balancing her love for both engineering and sailing. “Sailing has definitely influenced the way I approach problems as an engineer because I’ve learned through sailing to emphasize patience, consistency, and discipline,” says Lambert. “You have to see a lot of sides of a problem before tackling it and not be frustrated when the first try doesn’t always work.”

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