Mechanical engineering and data science?

I’m a mechanical engineer, and I’m trying to get into data science. Naturally, I did a Google search, and see what is out there. I found an article, which is very well framing a very traditional questions – “majority of what you learned in the college will not be applicable in your job, why do you need a college degree then?” Here is the answer that was quite well done: “What does mechanical engineering have to do with data science?”