Many people never think of where our toilet paper comes from, or the plastic packaging around gifts, or the machine-engineered bolts that hold together you new land mower. But the fact is, nearly every consumer good made and sold would have been a mechanical marvel just 100 years ago. While high profile inventors and entrepreneurs . . .
Do you enjoy taking things apart to see how you can make them even better? Do you care about creations that not only do a job, but help people or the planet? What if we told you there's a degree that studies just this? Well there is, and it's called environmental engineering. Environmental engineering is . . .
Materials science is a syncretic discipline hybridizing metallurgy, ceramics, solid-state physics, and chemistry. It is the first example of a new academic discipline emerging by fusion rather than fission - Rustum Roy Materials Technology and Materials Science deal with the discovery, design, and utilization of new solids and other substances. It combines engineering, chemistry, physics, . . .
If you're like most people, there was a time when cartoons were pure magic, when the characters and stories in Disney movies, Saturday morning cartoons, and even soda commercials were enthralling. If you're like many others, your fascination with animated films and games stayed with you, growing more sophisticated but never going away. And if . . .
A frequently quoted line in Shakespeare says that "all the world's a stage." If you're a performer, whether in dance, music or acting, the stage really is your whole world. Whether you were born to act, dance, or sing, you probably couldn't imagine living without the audience, the spotlight, and the magic of performing. Performers . . .
IMAGE SOURCE In our post-What Jobs are there with a Degree in Graphic Arts?-we looked at specific occupations. In this article, we take a wide-angle view by presenting the business sectors, which employ graphic designers. From manufacturing to the arts, there are places to use your artistic talents in this discipline. Manufacturing There are several . . .
Famous and not-so famous Industrial Designers What do these names have in common-Russel Wright, Eva Zeisel, Jony Ive, Marc Newsom, and Raymond Loewy? None of them is a household name. However, they are famous in their own right. Add James Dyson to the list, and you may guess that they are industrial designers. Dyson is . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is Environmental Science? Environmental science involves all things concerned with protecting and preserving the natural world. This field encompasses land, air, and sea. On land, it addresses agriculture, soil conditions, landscaping, and animal life. It involves the environmental laws about the ocean. It embraces the fields of geology, ecology, meteorology, biology, chemistry, . . .