I would this is currently the age of innovation. The field of computer science has crept into all the traditional engineering fields (such as Mechanical, Chemical, Civil, Electronics, Electrical, etc.) and has changed the way these fields currently operate. At this point, even Computer Science is going through a rapid transformation with the advent of innovative technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Drones, Robotics, etc. Without knowing much about Chemical Engineering, I am sure it is probably going through a transformative change through the computer technologies. But on a relative basis, Computer Science currently has more innovative things happening.
Ani recommends the following next steps:
- For both the fields, having a solid foundational knowledge of Math and Science is critical as in college you typically try to expand on these skills. So the better you are prepared in high schools, the easier your life will be in college. If you get a chance, try your hand on some basic programming skills to see if you really like it. As this could be one of your deciding factors to see if you want to study Computer Science and expand on your coding skills.