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  Engineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
More specifically, engineering is a technological activity that uses professional imagination, judgment, integrity, and intellectual discipline in the application of science, technology, mathematics, and practical experience to design, produce, and operate useful objects or processes that meet the needs and desires of humanity.
Engineers typically include a factor of safety in their designs to reduce the risk of unexpected failure.
Historically, engineering has been seen as a somewhat dry, uninteresting field in popular culture, and has also been thought to be the domain of nerds (with little of the romance that attaches to hacker culture).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Engineering   (1642 words)

 Genetic engineering - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An iconic image of genetic engineering; this 1986 "autoluminograph" of a glowing transgenic tobacco plant bearing the luciferase gene of the firefly strikingly demonstrates the power and potential of genetic manipulation.
Activists opposed to genetic engineering say that with current recombinant technology there is no way to ensure that genetically modified organisms will remain under control, and the use of this technology outside secure laboratory environments carries unacceptable risks for the future.
Some fear that certain types of genetically engineered crops will further reduce biodiversity in the cropland; herbicide-tolerant crops will for example be treated with the relevant herbicide to the extent that there are no wild plants ('weeds') able to survive, and plants toxic to insects will mean insect-free crops.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Genetic_engineering   (2085 words)

 Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Engineering is concerned with the implementation of a solution to a practical problem.
Additionally, engineers make use of a variety of circuit schematics software to aid in the creation of circuit designs that perform an electronic task when used for a printed circuit board (PCB) or a computer chip.
In science-fiction, also thought to be the domain of nerds, engineers are often portrayed as highly knowledgeable and respectable individuals who understand the overwhelming future technologies often portrayed in the genre.
www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/engineering   (890 words)

 Fields of engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Planmac Inc. Consulting engineers and planners in the fields of transportation, structural and environtmental engineering, buildings, land development and marine engineering.
Earle Barclay and Company A professional engineering firm incorporated in 1995, providing engineering consulting services in the fields of civil, structural, municipal and marine engineering located in Canada.
Powergrid Consultants Co., Ltd. Provides engineering services and consultancy in the fields of energy sector, civil and structure engineering, building services, and power transmission systems.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Fields_of_engineering.html   (364 words)

 Lewis-Clark State College Engineering Catalog Course Descriptions
Engineering Fundamentals is an introduction to the profession of engineering.
Engineering application of the principles of mechanics, force systems, equilibrium, structures, distributed forces, moments of inertia, and friction with an emphasis on problem solving.
Engineering application of the principles of particle and rigid body kinematics, force-mass-acceleration relations, work and energy, impulse and momentum, and moments of inertia and mass with an emphasis on problem solving.
www.lcsc.edu /engineering/course_descriptions.htm   (205 words)

 Engineering Home Page
Engineers design, develop, and produce the devices and products necessary for our modern technological society - from microchips to power plants, from automobiles to spacecraft.
Successful engineers use expertise in science and mathematics as well as technological and social skills to turn ideas into practical realities serving the needs of society.
The contractual agreements guarantee admission to engineering school by requiring the student to complete a technical core of science and mathematics courses at LVC with a GPA of at least 2.5 to 3.5 (on a 4.0 scale) depending on the school and field of engineering.
www.lvc.edu /engineering/index.aspx?bhiw=0   (422 words)

 BSC Academics - Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The engineering curriculum at BSC provides students with basic courses in science, mathematics and other areas required by most engineering schools.
Among the numerous branches of engineering are: agricultural, chemical, civil, construction, electrical and electronic, geological, industrial, mechanical, transportation, bio-engineering and construction management.
Because of the strong emphasis on computer applications in all fields of engineering, students should be proficient at keyboarding.
www.bismarckstate.edu /faculty/engr   (445 words)

 New Millenium Colloquium
Civil engineering technicians are serving in positions that would have been filled by civil engineering graduates in the past, and other professionals are filling some executive positions that had been reserved for civil engineers.
New civil engineering graduates have the lowest engineering starting salaries, and the civil engineer has the bottom median salary of all fields of engineering There is a clarion call to recruit, retain and reward women, minorities and the physically challenged into the profession.
And civil engineers should have a contextual understanding, wherein they appreciate and understand the economic, industrial and international environment in which civil engineering is practiced and combine this insight with the ability to provide effective societal leadership.
web.mit.edu /afs/athena.mit.edu/org/c/civenv/www/colloquium.sack.html   (2908 words)

 Leverhulme Trust funds engineering research: News from Royal Academy of Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
And as part of its continuing drive to achieve this the Royal Academy of Engineering is currently instigating seven new senior research fellowships at UK universities thanks to a grant from the Leverhulme Trust.
UK engineering will benefit from multidisciplinary research by experienced academic engineers with no loss to the teaching of the next generation of engineers within universities.
All of the fields of engineering will be represented: from traditional areas such as civil, electrical, mechanical and process engineering to materials technology, biomedical engineering and informatics.
www.engineeringtalk.com /news/rmy/rmy102.html   (453 words)

 National Academy of Engineering Elects 76 Members and 11 Foreign Associates   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
John Evans Professor of Civil Engineering, Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. For pioneering the development of biofilm fundamentals and contributing to their widespread use in the cleanup of contaminated waters, soils, and ecosystems.
For contributions to the micromechanics of engineering materials and the establishment of rigorous bounds on the properties of nonlinear composites.
www4.nationalacademies.org /news.nsf/isbn/02132004?OpenDocument   (2519 words)

 The Junior Engineering Technical Society (JETS) - Welcome
This impact is significant as it encourages students to pursue the fields of engineering, mathematics and science.
This commitment to promote engineering mathematics and science is one that continues to encourage high school students to pursue careers in the field of engineering and science.
Biomedical and chemical engineers are analyzing the water to figure out ways to clean it or to develop treatment for the people that became ill or developed rashes from drinking or touching it.
www.jets.org   (1065 words)

 Health Information Management   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
After transferring from MTC to a four-year engineering program, students are on their way to a rewarding career in engineering.
Though there are many diverse fields of engineering from aerospace to manufacturing, the five major fields are electrical, mechanical, civil, chemical and computer.
Engineering majors available at USC are civil, mechanical, chemical, electrical and computer science and engineering.
www.midlandstech.com /careerguide/EngineeringTransfer.htm   (396 words)

 UCSB College of Engineering Press Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Santa Barbara, Calif. --Larry A. Coldren and Linda R. Petzold, two members of the College of Engineering faculty of the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB), were among the 76 new members and 11 foreign associates named to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) on February 13, 2004.
The recognition is described in the National Academy's media release: "Election to the National Academy of Engineering is among the highest professional distinctions accorded to an engineer.
Coldren, a professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and of Materials, is director of the DARPA-based Optoelectronics Technology Center (OTC), and is the Fred Kavli Professor of Optoelectronics and Sensors.
www.engineering.ucsb.edu /Announce/2toNAE.html   (273 words)

 BSC Academics - Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Through agreements between BSC and the University of North Dakota and between BSC and North Dakota State University, BSC engineering students may transfer to either university to compete equally with juniors enrolled at UND or NDSU for scholarships and class registration.
One of the strengths of BSC’s engineering curriculum is that students have two options for completion of the curriculum.
Engineers should have an analytical mind, the capacity for detail, creativity, be able to work as part of a team, and be able to express themselves both orally and in writing.
www.bsc.nodak.edu /faculty/engr   (445 words)

 ASEE AT BCC Homepage   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
To foster student interest in future careers and study in engineering and engineering technology.
To encourage engineering undergraduates to continue their studies at the graduate level.
To encourage women and minorities to seek careers in the fields of engineering and engineering technology.
www.sunybroome.edu /~asee_bcc   (81 words)

 The Whitaker Biomedical Engineering Institute at Johns Hopkins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
A two-semester course, Physiological Foundations in Biomedical Engineering, is required of all students.
Our goal is to educate students in the interdisciplinary fields of engineering and medicine.
Students in the master's program receive: 1) sound theoretical instruction in the traditional engineering disciplines; 2) exposure to specialized topics in biomedical engineering, such as biomedical instrumentation, systems physiology, biosensors, biomaterials, biomechanics, and biomedical imaging; and 3) practical training in the form of supervised research projects.
www.bme.jhu.edu /mse/introduction.htm   (183 words)

 Women in Engineering
According to CCPE's research, women tend to be well-represented in certain fields of engineering such as environmental or chemical engineering and are often found working in the educational sector.
A study of women working in the engineering profession completed in 2002 highlights the importance women place on mentoring and professional development as part of their career development.
CCPE also formed a National Women in Engineering advisory group, which includes representation from the provincial and territorial engineering associations and ordre, the NSERC Chairs for Women in Science and Engineering, the National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science.
www.ccpe.ca /e/prog_women_1.cfm   (360 words)

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Certified engineering technicians and technologists strive to harmonize their professional activities with those of licensed professional engineers and avoid actions and activities that place them in an adverse relationship with licensed professional engineers or with the interests of the engineering profession.
By virtue of their education and experience prior to licensure, the licensed professional engineer is uniquely qualified to perform design and other engineering services that may or may not involve the use of certified technicians and technologists.
Certified engineering technicians and technologists recognize that their services must be performed under the responsible charge of a duly qualified licensed professional engineer and in accordance with the requirements of state and territorial laws and regulations.
www.nspe.org /govrel/gr2-ps1741.doc   (289 words)

 BSC Academics - Engineering Technician
Engineering technicians can work for a variety of employers, including federal, state, county, or local governments.
In the Engineering Technician program, students will learn graphic techniques used to produce engineering documents, field and lab testing techniques on building materials, surveying equipment and procedures, structural analysis and design methods, estimating and contract methods including typical plan and specification preparation, and oral or written communication skills for typical lab and field work.
Students are encouraged to discuss the suggested curriculum and career opportunities with the engineering faculty.
www.bsc.nodak.edu /faculty/engitech   (303 words)

 NCCBPE Objectives
Acquaint the community with educational opportunities in the fields of engineering and science.
Encourage and assist minority youth to pursue education in the fields of engineering and science.
Develop and maintain personal and organizational ties with engineers and scientists throughout the nation and in developing countries.
www.ncalifblackengineers.org /objectiv.htm   (118 words)

 National Engineering Week - A Celebration of Engineering
What we engineers achieve should be not only visible to Canadians, but also celebrated.
CCPE's vision of the future is a Canadian engineering profession that continues to strengthen and grow as it helps to sustain the sound lifestyle and vibrant economy that we Canadians enjoy.
*The term engineering is an official mark held by the Canadian Council of Professional Engineers.
www.ccpe.ca /e/pub_ceo_03_01.cfm   (516 words)

 Welcome (Home) — HMC Engineering   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Harvey Mudd engineering program is designed to produce graduates who are exceptionally competent and whose work is notable for its breadth and its technical excellence.
Thus, the engineering program is designed to prepare students for professional practice, for advanced study in a specific engineering discipline, and for a life-time of independent learning.
We believe that our broad engineering program will produce engineers capable of adapting changing technologies to expanding human needs, while at the same time being sensitive to the impact of their work on society, both within the United States and globally.
www.eng.hmc.edu   (636 words)

 Echo: Women in Science and Engineering
The Archives for Women in Science and Engineering were inaugurated in 1994 from the need to document the history of women in science and engineering.
In partnership with Iowa State's Program for Women in Science and Engineering, the Archives documents the lives and careers of women scientists and engineers, covering their social history as well as the story of their scientific achievements.
In addition to a broader oral history project, focusing on women in science and engineering, the archives are working on the Women in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Oral History Project (with funding from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation).
echo.gmu.edu /wise   (397 words)

 INDOlink - Science & Technology - Five Indian-Americans Elected To National Academy
Arunava Majumdar, Almy and Agnes Maynard Professor of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.
For contributions to nanoscale thermal engineering and molecular nanomechanics.
Academy membership honors those who have made outstanding contributions to "engineering research, practice, or education, including, where appropriate, significant contributions to the engineering literature" and to the "pioneering of new and developing fields of technology, making major advancements in traditional fields of engineering, or developing/implementing innovative approaches to engineering education."
www.indolink.com /SciTech   (358 words)

 Fields of engineering -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
(The branch of engineering science that studies the uses of electricity and the equipment for power generation and distribution and the control of machines and communication) Electrical engineering
Landscape engineering See: (The branch of architecture dealing with the arrangement of land and buildings for human use and enjoyment) Landscape Architecture
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www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/f/fi/fields_of_engineering.htm   (812 words)

 NCSU Women in Engineering Program   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Despite gains made in the number of women in the fields of engineering and in their treatment in the workplace, women make up only about 20% of the US undergraduates in engineering.
When women DO choose to enroll in a College of Engineering, they do so as a one in five minority, which can lead to many types of situations that might tend to discourage them from continuing in the field.
If women begin to enroll in science and engineering in the same proportion as their aptitudes for these fields (the same as those of their male colleagues), then a Women in Engineering Program may no longer be necessary.
www.engr.ncsu.edu /students/womeninengineering/FAQs.html   (374 words)

 Department of Engineering Science and Physics at CSI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The College of Staten Island Department of Engineering Science and Physics is the sole entity for engineering education within the City University of New York which offers a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Science degree*.
It is also the sole entity for engineering education within the borough of Staten Island that offers a degree of any kind in engineering.
Housing the Engineering Science program in the Department of Engineering Science and Physics, which offers basic Astronomy, Geology, and Physics courses for all the college majors and also houses a Bachelor of Science in Physics, builds on that tradition and allows the program to flourish with the support of faculty in related areas.
www.apsc.csi.cuny.edu   (343 words)

 Engineering Department   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Engineers work in leadership roles to provide practical solutions to many problems facing society.
GCC offers most of the first two years of a program of study leading to a bachelor's degree in various fields of engineering.
Let the Engineering Science Department help you plan toward obtaining a bachelor's degree in the engineering field of your choice.
www.gc.maricopa.edu /engineering   (159 words)

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