Heart disease kills about 600,000 people in the United States every year. It is the leading cause of death in the United States. Heart disease is caused by fatty plaque that builds up in a person’s arteries. This build-up of plaque narrows the arteries and sometimes prevents blood flow to the heart. When the heart does not get enough blood, it cannot function correctly and the body starts to shut down.
The winners of the 2017 EngineerGirl Essay Contest have been announced! NAE President C. D. Mote, Jr. said, "Students’ devotion to protecting endangered animals is always inspiring to me, and their doing so through engineering, which is about solving problems of people and society, is doubly so. Congratulations to the winners!" Check out the link below to read the wonderful essays.