Engineers will be pivotal to solving one of the biggest challenges our planet faces: developing sustainable energy sources for our ever-increasing power needs. They are also essential to developing structures and technologies that are more energy efficient.
When you think of energy, you are probably thinking about electricity. That’s the power that charges your phone, runs your television or computer, and keeps the refrigerator in your kitchen humming. But energy also comes in the form of gasoline or fuel to run our cars and natural gas to heat our homes and run our stoves.
Engineers in many different fields work on projects and problems related to energy. Right now they are designing new materials to capture energy, developing new batteries to store it, creating more energy-efficient appliances, and building machines that work on alternate energy sources.
Whatever our energy needs of the future may be, engineering will be essential to meeting them.
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PostedFriday, October 17, 2014 at 9:58 AM
Author Simil Raghavan
Are you interested in a dam career? Dams and levees are among the most challenging engineering structures to plan and design. A variety of specialists are needed for this exciting area of infrastructure. Find out what you need to know for a career in this area from the Association of State Dam Safety Officials.
PostedFriday, October 17, 2014 at 9:46 AM
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) aims to encourage students in engineering to pursue dam safety as a career option. Scholarships are offered in the range of $5,000 to $10,000. Successful recipients must be U.S. citizens and enrolled full-time at the senior level in an accredited civil engineering program, or in a related field as determined by ASDSO, and must demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career in hydraulics, hydrology or geotechnical disciplines, or in another discipline related to the design, construction and operation of dams.