Written by: on August 24, 2020 @ 6:00 am

A good scientist is a person with original ideas. A good engineer is a person who makes a design that works with as few original ideas as possible. There are no prima donnas in engineering.” – Freeman Dyson

Engineering accounts for ¼ of STEM; it is an expensive, critical field for innovation and maintenance.  Engineering encompasses many specialties from medicine to architecture, offering an opportunity to work with and develop new and improved technology. By applying science and mathematics to critical thinking and development skills, engineers can address societies needs and solve its problems. While inventors and scientists are often credited with the research and innovations that advance our world, engineers are often instrumental in the development of those innovations.

The field of engineering is divided into 6 major branches: mechanical, geotechnical, chemical, management, civil and electrical. Each of these branches contain hundreds of subcategories, allowing almost anyone with an interest in improving upon ideas to find a job they are enthused by. Biochemical engineers develop new chemical products such as agricultural chemicals and cleaning products. Robotics engineers create robots and robotic systems that have the capabilities to preform human duties, making jobs safer and more efficient. Engineering knows no bounds for its ability to interest everyone!

Most engineers specialize in their field, allowing them to be most effective in the testing, production, and maintenance of their craft. By understanding the factors of a problem, engineers work to create the best overall design and solution. While the work of an aerospace engineer and environmental engineer is vastly different, they work to understand the data and situation they are working on to design and create an ideal result!

Engineering is a steadily growing field, maturing and advancing along with our knowledge and understanding of mathematics, science, and physics. Engineers use well-establish scientific principles to develop the cutting-edge innovations that will improve our lives. Engineers took us to the moon, and engineers will be responsible for further propelling us into the stars. By becoming an engineer, you can change our world!

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