Countdown to Ten Fun & Exciting Facts About Engineering Brought to you by: The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

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  • Countdown to Ten Fun & Exciting Facts About EngineeringBrought to you by:The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)

  • NUMBER 10

  • The snowboard

    With some engineering twists and turns, the snowboard has become a marvel of geometry, chemistry, and biomechanics.

  • NUMBER 9

  • Running Shoes

    Protection, performance and comfort are some of the things engineers design for.

    Engineers understand how much force travels from the ground through the shoe to the foot.

  • NUMBER 8

  • The slippery part of a water slide

    Engineers designed a pumping system to circulate just the right amount of water on the slide - without that there is no ride!

    They also design the slide to withstand the weight of the people, the water, and even the force of the wind blowing on it.

  • Number 7

  • The launch & return of spacecrafts

    From the Apollo to the Shuttle, advancements by engineers in energy, communications, materials, structures and computers have made space travel possible.

  • NUMBER 6

  • The Ferris WheelThe first wheel was created by engineer George W. Ferris in 1893. It was supported by two 140-foot steel towers connected with a 45-foot axle - the largest single piece of forged steel at the time.

  • NUMBER 5

  • Interactive television Engineers are involved in all aspects of interactive TV technology including: New cables New film emulsions Better sound quality

  • NUMBER 4

  • Theme parks Theme park engineers are involved in designing, building, lighting, and even controlling the crowd flow in theme parks.

  • NUMBER 3

  • Virtual reality and simulationThis technology applies computer simulation and visualization to 3-D modeling projects, such as virtual offices

  • NUMBER 2

  • Special effects in movies Through morphing technology, images are digitally mastered to appear more realistic

    Movies such as Avatar, Cars, and The Hobbit are examples

  • NUMBER 1

  • Bioengineering - creating new & exciting medical technology

  • Movie special effects Through morphing technology, images are digitally mastered to appear more realistic

    Movies such as Avatar, Cars, and The Hobbit are examples

  • For more information on exciting careers in engineering, please check out:

    NSPEs Web site at www.nspe.org

    Engineers Week Web site at www.eweek.org, or www.discoverengineering.org

    The Fantastical Engineer or High-Tech Hot Shots by author and engineer Celeste Baine

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