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 . . .
A good engineer thinks in reverse and asks himself about the stylistic consequences of the components and systems he proposes - Helmut Jahn We're surrounded by chemicals. They exist naturally all around us, but they're also manufactured and combined in myriad ways to build products and compounds we take for granted and use regularly. The . . .
We shape our buildings, thereafter they shape us - Winston Churchill Civil engineering is the design, development, and maintenance of infrastructure. In America, we're facing significant infrastructure issues. These issues can be seen in our airports, train systems, bridges, roads, and water systems. From the Rust Belt to major cities like New York and Los . . .
IMAGE SOURCE Science and engineering go hand-in-hand. There are many branches of engineering, such as chemical, electrical, aerospace, mechanical, computer, architectural, and the list continues. All of them involve science in different concentrations. Environmental engineering is no exception. Therefore, for those individuals considering this field as a career, prepare for classes in a variety of . . .
IMAGE SOURCE The quickest route to your Master's degree is to enroll in a 4+1 program. This plan means that you roll from a bachelor's degree to the next level. The curriculum is formatted so that you can complete your graduate degree in five years. Therefore, you shave one year off the traditional method, which . . .
IMAGE SOURCE They both address environmental issues. However, there are differences in their approach to improving and remediating the effects on the habitat. The environmental scientist takes an analytical perspective. He/she focuses on what caused the particular condition, whereas the engineer looks at how to correct the problem. For example, the scientist looks at the . . .
What is Environmental Engineering? Environmental engineering is the branch of engineering that is concerned with protecting people from the harmful effects of the environment, such as pollution. It employs science and the application of technology to matters of preserving nature. It uses techniques to reduce the damaging effects caused by humans and animals. Additionally, this . . .
IMAGE SOURCE What is Fire Science? Fire science is the study of how fires start, how to prevent them, and how to suppress them. The term can refer to the science of fire in general aspect, or it can apply to a specialized area such as fire prevention, fire investigation, or fire services leadership. Fire science embraces all types of . . .
“The ideal engineer is a composite … He is not a scientist, he is not a mathematician, he is not a sociologist or a writer; but he may use the knowledge and techniques of any or all of these disciplines in solving engineering problems.” — Nathan W. Dougherty, American Civil Engineer The world needs more . . .