Transportation & Travel

Engineers help us get where we want to go. They design cars, trains, boats, planes, and the rockets that send people and goods into space. They develop transit and traffic control systems. Engineers even help build huge structures like airports, bridges, or canals with locks to help keep people and things moving.

Engineering achievements have not only made travel easier, they have made it safer as well. For example: seat belts, airbags, and collision warning systems are examples of features that engineers help to create that make our cars safer.

For those of you that like to travel: an engineering career could be a ticket to just about anywhere in the world. Engineers work in many different kinds of environments around the world and engineers may have many opportunities to travel to other countries or regions to work on projects.

  • Jennifer Gilleece
    Telecoms Project Engineer
    Network Rail
    Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Grace Lam Posted on November 6, 2014 by Grace Lam
    Drones: Flying Home - Extending their influence from battlefields to domestic skies
    Drone technology originally developed for the military is making its way into everyday life.
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    Resource Added: November 6, 2014

    Latest Update: November 7, 2014

  • Vanithashrree Raja
    Electric Train Engineer
    MRT Corporation Malaysia
  • Amelia Scharrer
    Staff Engineer
    NM, United States
  • Christine Frazier-Hollins
    Ops Engineer
    TX, United States
  • Michelle  Mason Posted on December 4, 2013 by Michelle Mason
    Michelle Mason
    As a general overview, I work for a small non-profit technology consortium that partners with, at any given time, universities, state or federal government, small businesses, research institutions, or corporations to produce important developments in the energy, defense, and transportation fields.
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    Resource Added: December 4, 2013

    Latest Update: December 4, 2013

  • Haunu Suan
    Senior Infrastructure Engineer
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Mayra Artiles
    Thermal Engineer for Hybrid Electric Vehicles
    Ford Motor Company
    Canton, MI, United States
  • Michelle Mason
    Los Angeles, CA, United States
  • Megan Harrington
    Mechanical Engineer
    Lockheed Martin / NASA
    MS, United States
  • 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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    Resource Added: October 24, 2012

    Latest Update: October 24, 2012

  • 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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    Resource Added: August 22, 2012

    Latest Update: October 13, 2012

  • Egirl   Team Posted on July 20, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Sara DaSilva
    A Day in My Life: "One thing I've been really encouraged by in the past few years is the growing number of women engineers in my company that I've been able to work with and meet."
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    Resource Added: July 20, 2012

    Latest Update: October 9, 2012

  • Egirl   Team Posted on July 20, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Nicolette Yovanof
    A Day in My Life: "I love being an engineer because I get to solve problems, work with people, and be involved in something meaningful."
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    Resource Added: July 20, 2012

    Latest Update: September 13, 2012

  • Irmgard Flugge-Lotz
    Internationally acclaimed contributor to aerodynamics and automatic theory control
    Stanford University
  • Olive Dennis
    The engineer who changed the nature of railway travel.
    B & O Railroad
  • Sara DaSilva
    Lean Six Sigma Black Belt
    Praxair, Inc.
    Spring, TX, United States
  • Nicolette Yovanof
    Engingeering Manager
    The Boeing Company
    Long Beach, CA, United States
  • Karen Merrick
    Right-of-Way Manager
    Idaho Department of Transportation
    Boise, ID, United States
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