"Every flyer who ventures across oceans to distant lands is a potential explorer; in his or her breast burns the same fire that urged adventurers of old to set forth in their sailing-ships for foreign lands." - Jean Batten In the earliest days of human civilization, there were myths of flight. Whether it be Icarus . . .
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 . . .
"Nanotechnology is the understanding and control of matter at dimensions between approximately 1 and 100 nanometers, where unique phenomena enable novel applications. " - The United States National Nanotechnology Initiative The history of our species has involved many races. We raced to see who could be first to colonize foreign lands? Which country would be . . .
"The business of biomedical research is mostly about failure. Few projects we commission will ultimately result in success. But every study we do contributes to the body of knowledge that brings science and society closer to a solution" - Kenneth Frazier We've been struggling with healing ourselves and extending our lives since our species became . . .
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, . . .
When you think of feats of engineering, you may think of impressive examples of architecture. In the ancient world, perhaps the Pyramids, of the Coliseum. Likely one of the top few images that comes to mind, however, includes something that flies. Airplanes, helicopters, space shuttles and the like are some of the most superlative-worthy examples . . .
The whirring of gears, sensors that turn a device off or on based on temperature, and the unique curvature on the front of your car all have one thing in common, they were crafted by mechanical engineers. When you really start to look around, there's very little in our modern lives not affected by mechanical . . .
“The world is the geologist’s great puzzle-box; he stands before it like the child to whom the separate pieces of his puzzle remain a mystery till he detects their relation, and then his fragments grow at once into a connected picture beneath his hand.” — Louis Agassiz A geology degree is associated with strong job . . .
Robotics is a tremendously versatile, interdisciplinary field that encompasses electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, information engineering, computer science, advanced math, physics (and at times biology and chemistry), artificial intelligence, and more. The core of the field revolves around problem-solving and creating machines that can take the place of humans, and complete tasks that previously humans had . . .