NASA engineers and scientists had to construct the Hubble Telescope that could be repaired in space if needed.
Girls can become engineers. They can build bridges or travel into space. They can solve big problems. Look at all the opportunities that girls have within the engineering field.
Did you know that you can go to college and work an apprenticeship? You can gain experience, contacts, and money within a real world engineering job and project. You can use all the knowledge and skills from college in your engineering job.
An apprenticeship also gives you the confidence to interact with others on projects. There are many opportunities.
Apprenticeships allow you to work on many projects and many fields within en
Can you guess what these engineers have in common?
* Chief Engineer of building the Brooklyn Bridge (a)
* First computer programmer of Harvard Mark I computer (b)
* Developed signal flares that are still used by the U.S. Navy today (c)
* Internationally acclaimed contributor to aerodynamics and automatic theory control (d)
These engineers are all women. Before women were admitted into colleges or engineering programs, they were already making a difference. You can to!
(a) Emily Warren Roebling (b) Grace Murray Hopper (c) Martha J. Coston (d) Irmgard Flugge-Lotz
Did you know that computer and electrical engineers helped to create the movie, Avatar.
Popular films such as Up, Avatar, The Matrix, and Fantastic Mr. Fox are made possible by engineers. They help create the background, action sequences, animation, and lighting.
With Avatar, electrical engineers created a new body motion system that sensed the movements of live actors in real time. Computer engineers created new technology that took these human body movements into detailed animation.
These engineers support the movie industry by developing sensor networks, embedded microcontroller systems, complex software, digital displays, and sound synthesizers.
The next time you see a movie, think about the engineers who helped bring the story to life.
*Credit: Boston University Engineering
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Would you like to go on an engineering field trip in North Carolina during the Spring or Summer Break? Here are some destinations:
*Wright Brothers National Memorial
*USS North Carolina Battleship Memorial
*Peddycord Warbird Museum
*Lowe's Motor Speedway
*Linn Cove Viaduct
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