We have, through the power of the internet, found out what it would be like if Disney Princesses were mothers, minions and even velociraptors. But, the most important question has yet to be answered, until now… What if Disney Princesses were engineers?
Ariel (from The Little Mermaid) the Biomedical Engineer – after her experiences losing her tail and gaining painful new legs, Ariel developed a sympathy for prosthetics users and went on to be a Biomedical Engineer, working with robotics for amputees.
Aurora (from Sleeping Beauty) the Chemical Engineer – after her experience with the effects of poisoned spinning needles on the body, Aurora developed an interest in Chemistry and went on to study Chemical Engineering. Her favourite pracs at uni were those involving litmus paper, which reminded her of her favourite fairies’ ongoing disagreement between blue and pink.
Belle (from Beauty and the Beast) the Computer Systems Engineer – Belle became curious about wireless communications technologies after trying to understand how the Beast’s magic mirror worked. With Computer Systems Engineering, she discovered that there was something more than that provincial life and something even more interesting to her than reading books: coding!
Cinderella the Mechanical Engineer – after the problems she encountered using vehicles made by her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella decided to find out exactly how motors and machines worked, leading her to a pumpkin-free career in Mechanical Engineering.
Elsa (from Frozen) the Civil Engineer – in order to ensure that her ice sculptures, bridges and buildings were structurally sound, and that upon thawing, that they didn’t flood Arendelle, Elsa undertook studies in statics and hydrology, becoming a Civil Engineer.
Jasmine (from Aladdin) the Aerospace Engineer – after getting a taste for experiencing A Whole New World on the magic carpet, Jasmine became determined to travel to space, studying Aerospace Engineering in preparation for becoming Agrabah’s first astronaut.
Merida (from Brave) the Electrical Engineer – whilst trying to determine exactly what wisps are made from, Merida stumbled upon Electrical Engineering and is currently doing a PhD on electronic weapons calibration. However, she actually spends most of her time mucking around with the Van de Graff machine in her lab.
Mulan the Materials Engineer – Mulan’s interest in swords developed beyond swordswomanship and into steel production, leading her to study Materials Engineering in order to seek work in a foundry. Luckily, all those years spent with Mushu the dragon meant that Mulan had developed a tolerance of being around high temperatures so she loved her new work environment.
Pocahontas the Environmental Engineer – after her largely unsuccessful campaign against the English, Pocahontas discovered that she could influence environmental outcomes in a far more powerful way by working as an Environmental Engineer rather than merely singing about the benefits of the natural resources she was trying to protect.
Rapunzel (from Tangled) the Signalling Engineer – after realising the power of light as a communications medium from her experience with the lanterns which ultimately led to her reunite with her parents, Rapunzel turned to another discipline which conveys messages by lights: railway Signalling Engineering.
Snow White the Mining Engineer – living in a mining household, it was only a matter of time before Snow White became fed up with letting the Dwarves have all the fun, but instead of being an operator as the Dwarves were, Snow White studied to become an Mining Engineer, influencing the long term plan for the mine.
Tiana (from The Princess and the Frog) – Tiana had had enough of getting her hands dirty after her stint being transformed into a frog, but very fortunately Tiana’s excellent budgeting and cost control experience made her a brilliant Project Engineer.
And they all lived happily ever after… with rewarding careers in engineering!
UPDATE: due to popular demand, we have made printed posters of our princess engineers available!