4 years ago Andrew Wang left an engineering and business career to care for his school age children and pursue his lifelong dream of becoming an artist. He’s influenced by the Renaissance period where artists were engineers – and engineers were artists. Andrew studied mechanical engineering first at the University of Waterloo then as a graduate student at MIT. As a former engineer for a materials company, Andrew takes care in his art materials choices, considering both the technical and the symbolic. I intereviewed Andrew Wang by zoom in front of a live audience in the Engineering Careers course I teach to grad students at the University of Toronto.