Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers
Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineers
  • Design and develop technology for airplanes and space exploration (think space crafts and satellites!)
  • Improve sports equipment - such as to design better snowboards and tennis racquets!
  • Develop materials that can withstand extreme temperatures and investigate survival of astronauts
Agricultural and Biological Engineers
Agricultural and Biological Engineers
  • Ensure that we have basic life necessities: safe food and water supplies
  • Protect the environment, especially as the world population continues to increase
  • Collaborate with farmers to design better farms for food production and animal care
Biomedical Engineers
Biomedical Engineers
  • Enhance health care for humans and animals by solving complex medical problems
  • Collaborate with doctors to make better equipment to save lives - some biomedical engineers become doctors or veterinarians themselves! 
Chemical Engineers
Chemical Engineers
  • Create products in so many different areas: discover new medicines for people and animals, improve the food we eat (including candy, cookies, and potato chips we all love!), help provide clean water for drinking, and create make-up (like lipstick and mascara) - just to name a few!
  • Some chemical engineers become doctors or veterinarians
Civil/Structural Engineers
Civil/Structural Engineers
  • Design things we could not get around in cars without: roads bridges, dams, and tunnels (as well as buildings)
  • Design safe solutions to population growth: new and better wastewater treatment plants, solutions for highway congestion, and special tracks for the magnetic levitation trains of the future
Computer Engineers
Computer Engineers
  • Design software that runs computer games, computer programs (like Microsoft Word), and phone apps that we use
  • Designs computer chips and computer hardware (the parts of the computer you see - like the monitor and hard drive)
  • Create helpful robots of the future
Electrical Engineers
Electrical Engineers
  • Solve problems related to communications, such as radio, television, and telephones
  • Create ways to use renewable energy - wind, solar, and water power, instead of gasoline and coal
  • Collaborate with biomedical engineers to make hearing aids and prosthetic arms and legs which can move - for people who are missing these abilities from accidents or birth defects
Environmental and Ecological Engineers
Environmental and Ecological Engineers
  • Protect the fragile resources of our planet with green technology that improves the environment: water, air, and land
  • Clean up water and soil pollution (such as oil spills) to protect people and animals from harm
Industrial Engineers
Industrial Engineers
  • Figure out how to improve everything by saving money and time (who doesn't want to save $$$?)
  • Work in postal/package deliver services (think UPS and FedEx and how fast they deliver), airlines, space programs, hospitals, banks, and even amusement parks (heard of the Fast Pass at amusement parks? - Industrial Engineers developed that!)
Materials Engineers
Materials Engineers
  • Design and test materials of all kinds: plastic, wood, ceramic, petroleum, metals or create new ones!
  • Create artificial knees and elbows using special polymers
  • Design new materials for the next space shuttle or materials to make lighter and more fuel-efficient cars
Mechanical Engineers
Mechanical Engineers
  • Designs all types of machines that produce or use power (like jet engines, steam engines, power plants, underwater structures, tractors for food production, hydraulic systems, and transportation systems)
  • Design medical devices, sports equipment, materials for space travel and roller coasters
Nuclear Engineers
Nuclear Engineers
  • Work in three major areas of benefit to people: nuclear medicine, food protection from insects and germs, and nuclear energy
  • Develop new ways to fight cancer with radiation therapies, or they may design medical imaging equipment that helps find and treat diseases (like bone, brain, and heart scans)

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