Jean Zobell is proof that it's never too late to start a career.

She was 53 when she graduated from the University of Utah with a degree in physical science in 1974 and now is retiring from a position as data-base engineer with Evans and Sutherland at the age of 69.Zobell hasn't let her age get in the way of working and has been involved in some pretty complicated projects for E&S, a computer graphics with a worldwide reputation for its products. Her work brings the praise of supervisors.

After her university graduation, Zobell worked for the Utah Department of Employment Security and wanted to be a technical librarian. E&S advertised for a technical librarian, but the company didn't get some contracts and Zobell was offered a different job.

She worked part time in 1976 and in 1977 started full time as a logistics data coordinator providing documentation on government contracts. In 1981 she transferred to the Simulation Division and her first project was designing an M-1 tank program on a computer.

Since then, according to her supervisors, she is always first to learn new technology.