Engineers are considered innovative, creative people. The technical progress of the last 150 years is evidence of their great achievements.
It is they who develop technical solutions to economic and societal challenges – today as well as a hundred years ago. Sometimes they are ahead of their time and are already tinkering with tomorrow's solutions today. Tinkering and the innovative creations that result are some of the most important features of creative minds.
However, it is a long journey for an idea to become a reality. A creative mind alone is sometimes not enough. What it needs is creative freedom. The ability to try any approach in order to discover the best solution.
In a way, this is similar to children playing in a sandbox, smashing sandcastles to build something completely new. These young engineers may not be completely satisfied with their current creation, or maybe they want to try a better idea.
Fancy playing? Perhaps it is time to visit the playground.