What They Do

Have you ever wondered what engineers actually do? Lots of things!

  • Engineers design. 
  • They create. 
  • They explore. 
  • They innovate. 
  • Engineers come in all shapes and sizes. 
  • They receive education and training in many different fields.
  • They work in many different environments. 
  • Engineers create products used in our every-day lives, and rovers that land on Mars. 

 

  • Simil  Raghavan Posted on June 24, 2014 by Simil Raghavan
    Engineering and Society 2014
    The winners of this year's EngineerGirl essay contest describe how engineers address societal needs.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on April 1, 2014 by Egirl Team
    Designing a Jaguar
    Rebecca Lees has worked on high-profile projects for Jaguar Land Rover including the new Jaguar F-Type.
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  • Simil  Raghavan Posted on February 20, 2014 by Simil Raghavan
    How would you use your super powers
    Engineers save the world every day! How will you use your super power?
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  • Mikell  Taylor Posted on September 27, 2013 by Mikell Taylor
    Forget
    Mikell's love of engineering comes from something much more exciting than just liking math or science.
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  • Annabel Chen Posted on September 11, 2013 by Annabel Chen
    Shine Bright Like a Morpho
    Engineers look to butterfly wings to inspire the fabric of the future.
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  • Annabel Chen Posted on August 26, 2013 by Annabel Chen
    Sharks Take a Bite Out of Disease
    The ocean's top predators teach engineers a few things about controlling bacteria.
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  • Caitlin   Coverstone Posted on June 13, 2013 by Caitlin Coverstone
    An EngineerGirl Visits the National Academies
    A trip to the Washington, DC area gave one EngineerGirl a look behind the scenes at the National Academies.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on April 12, 2013 by Egirl Team
    Helping Penguins Take a Load Off
    Engineers at Northwestern University designed special boots to protect the feet of these well-dressed birds.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on March 8, 2013 by Egirl Team
    MIT ‘cheetah’ robot rivals running animals in efficiency
    Robot’s custom-designed electric motors are powerful and efficient.
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  • Simil  Raghavan Posted on December 11, 2012 by Simil Raghavan
    She is changing the way girls play
    Debbie Sterlings is using her background in engineering to fight the stereotypes associated with girls and building.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on November 26, 2012 by Egirl Team
    We Could Have Power Coming Out of Our Ears
    A new technology may make human-powered implantable hearing aids a reality.
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  • Kate Gramling Posted on November 14, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    She Taught a Computer to Fight Cancer
    Brittany Wenger a high schooler from Sarasota, Florida won the 2012 Google Science Fair by creating an artificial neural network capable of helping doctors detect breast cancer.
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  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 24, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    Talking Cars Prevent Crashes
    Engineers in Michigan are monitoring the largest-ever road test for “talking” vehicles. The information collected from the test will help develop control systems that could transform the way you travel around town.
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  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 18, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    Skydiving from the Edge of Space
    It takes a team to make a record-breaking sky dive from the edge of space like Felix Baumgartner did on October 14. It takes engineers.
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  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 16, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    Computer or Temporary tattoo
    Engineers working in an area of “biointegrated technology” have created electronic sensors so small and light that you can wear them like temporary tattoos.
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  • Nesli  Kohen Posted on October 13, 2012 by Nesli Kohen
    Iceberg Below the Water: The Ice-Cream Process
    It is 10 pm at night, perfect time for a sweet snack to end the day on a sweet note. You put your sweatshirt on and head to the deli around the corner. You open the fridge right behind the entrance and grab a pint of vanilla ice-cream with chunks of cookie dough and chocolate chips. All you want to do is rush home, take a spoon and start devouring the pint until it all melts in your mouth and brings a huge smile to your face. This story only reveals the tip of the iceberg but there is a very long and tedious process put into making ice cream and delivering to your door. For the last 2 years, I have been working as a Supply Manager in one of the biggest global organizations that produce Ice-Cream. I want to explain to you the process of making ice cream from beginning to end and what type of engineers are involved with the process.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on September 11, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Design Makes World of Difference to Newborns
    Making the world a better takes great design - not just great ideas. Timothy Prestero, founder and CEO or Design that Matters gives us a wonderful example what happens when passion to make a difference meets engineering know-how.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on September 7, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Wearable Technology
    While engineering and fashion may not appear to go together at first glance, there are few fields in the world where engineers are not making a contribution, and fashion is no exception. In fact, recent advances mean that the contribution of engineers to the fashion industry may be even more important in the coming years.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on September 6, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Science Of The Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports
    "Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports,” the fourth and latest installment in the “Science of Sports” franchise, explores the science, engineering and technology that are helping athletes maximize their performance at the 2012 London Games. How does swimmer Missy Franklin use the principles of fluid dynamics to move more quickly through water? What are the unique biomechanics that have helped make sprinter Usain Bolt the world’s fastest human? What does weightlifter Sarah Robles have in common with a high-tech robot? How do engineers build faster pools, stronger safety helmets, and specialized wheelchairs for disabled athletes? Explore these and many other engineering and technology concepts in this FREE 10-part educational video series.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on August 22, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Engineers Without Borders
    With Engineers Without Borders (EWB), you can travel and impact people's lives around the world! This page describes and EWB project that was completed in 2007 in San Bernardino, Nicaragua with professional engineers from New Orleans along with students from Rice University in Houston.
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