In engineers we trust … but maybe not these ones!

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To kick off Engineers Week with a bit of a laugh, here’s the best of ‘Trust me, I’m an engineer’ memes – a phrase that should serve as a warning, if these images are anything to go by!

The theme of this year’s Engineers Week is ‘Engineering is for Everyone’ and, judging by these attempts, it truly is.

During the forthcoming week, more than 1,000 volunteer engineers will visit schools nationwide to introduce engineering to students, while events and activities have been arranged by various local authorities, libraries, and academic institutions. 

The purpose of Engineers Week is to highlight the diversity of engineering all around us, and a broad understanding of this multi-faceted discipline can help us all to better identify dodgy ideas such as those depicted below.

True, some of these ‘engineers’ have solved problems with ingenuity and skill – but there are some we wouldn’t trust to engineer a way out of a paper bag!

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

'Trust me, I'm an engineer' memes

Main engineers image by Everett Collection via Shutterstock

Elaine Burke is managing editor of Siliconrepublic.com

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