Engineering allows us to connect and communicate with our friends and family in ways that were just fantasy 20 years ago.

No so long ago, letters took several days to reach their destination and getting message to someone who lived a continent away could take a month or more – or cost a small fortune. Now, thanks to our smart phones, voice-over-internet, and social networks on our computers, communicating with people in Australia can be as easy as talking to your next-door neighbor.

All of the technologies that have connected us to people around the world where made possible by engineers. Engineering has even revolutionized the way packages are sent through computerized tracking systems and superior transportation methods.

The engineers of today and tomorrow shape the way we work, play, and conduct business by continuing to develop and refine the ways that we communicate.

  • Philippa Martin
    Associate Professor
    University of Canterbury, New Zealand
    New Zealand
  • Samantha Morris Posted on December 13, 2012 by Samantha Morris
    Remote Presence
    Robots allow critical care physicians to be in two places at once.
    There are few people who need to be in two places at the same time more than physicians, and thanks to some remarkable robots known as remote presence (RP) devices doctors now have the ability. The robots are particularly useful for stroke patients where time is of the essence. They are designed to have video and sound transmitting capabilities so victims of stroke can have access to professional physician diagnoses 24/7 via teleconference. “The neuro-stroke robots allow me to diagnose and initiate treatment within those critical minutes [of stroke],” says Dr. Ignacio Carrillo-Nunez, a doctor who demonstrated one of the robots at St. Mary Medical Center of Long Beach, California.
    The RP devices allow collaboration between hospital staff members and a remote physician, no matter how far apart they are located. To receive immediate feedback from a physician, the staff members simply “beam ...
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  • Girls in ICT Portal

    ITU, the UN agency for telecommunications, has launched Girls in ICT Portal focused on helping girls and women access training, job opportunities and career information in the fast-growing information and communication (ICT) sector. The portal is designed to help girls and young women aged 11-25 prepare for and pursue a technology career, providing links to scholarships, training and internships, ICT contests and awards, tech camps, online girls’ networks and other programmes that will give them a boost in entering what has become a largely male-dominated sector.

    Resource Added: November 1, 2012

  • Andrea Armani
    Asst Professor
    University of Southern California
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Florence Tela
    Manager Data Operations Level2 (Network Broadband)
    Alpharetta, GA, United States
  • Amy Devine
    Senior Engineer
    QuickFlex, Inc.
    Montgomery, IL, United States
  • Gauri Joshi
    General Manager (R&D)
    Netcore Solutions Pvt Ltd, Gandhinagar, India
    Gandhinagar, India, (No State Selected), India
  • Mona Vernon
    Senior Director, Emerging Technology
    Thomson Reuters
    Boston, MA
  • Pam McLeod
    Education & Outreach Manager
    Re-Inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt)
    Stanford, CA, United States
  • Patricia Eng
    Senior Advisor for Knowledge Management
    U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission
  • Myzafere Limani
    University of Prishtina
    (No State Selected), Kosovo
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