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

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<ul><li><p>Countdown to Ten Fun &amp; Exciting Facts About EngineeringBrought to you by:The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE)</p></li><li><p>NUMBER 10</p></li><li><p>The snowboard</p><p>With some engineering twists and turns, the snowboard has become a marvel of geometry, chemistry, and biomechanics. </p></li><li><p>NUMBER 9</p></li><li><p>Running Shoes</p><p>Protection, performance and comfort are some of the things engineers design for.</p><p>Engineers understand how much force travels from the ground through the shoe to the foot. </p></li><li><p>NUMBER 8</p></li><li><p>The slippery part of a water slide </p><p>Engineers designed a pumping system to circulate just the right amount of water on the slide - without that there is no ride!</p><p>They also design the slide to withstand the weight of the people, the water, and even the force of the wind blowing on it. </p></li><li><p>Number 7</p></li><li><p>The launch &amp; return of spacecrafts</p><p>From the Apollo to the Shuttle, advancements by engineers in energy, communications, materials, structures and computers have made space travel possible. </p></li><li><p>NUMBER 6</p></li><li><p>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. </p></li><li><p>NUMBER 5</p></li><li><p>Interactive television Engineers are involved in all aspects of interactive TV technology including: New cables New film emulsions Better sound quality</p></li><li><p>NUMBER 4 </p></li><li><p>Theme parks Theme park engineers are involved in designing, building, lighting, and even controlling the crowd flow in theme parks. </p></li><li><p>NUMBER 3 </p></li><li><p>Virtual reality and simulationThis technology applies computer simulation and visualization to 3-D modeling projects, such as virtual offices</p></li><li><p>NUMBER 2 </p></li><li><p>Special effects in movies Through morphing technology, images are digitally mastered to appear more realistic</p><p>Movies such as Avatar, Cars, and The Hobbit are examples</p></li><li><p>NUMBER 1 </p></li><li><p>Bioengineering - creating new &amp; exciting medical technology </p></li><li><p>Movie special effects Through morphing technology, images are digitally mastered to appear more realistic</p><p>Movies such as Avatar, Cars, and The Hobbit are examples</p></li><li><p>For more information on exciting careers in engineering, please check out:</p><p>NSPEs Web site at www.nspe.org</p><p>Engineers Week Web site at www.eweek.org, or www.discoverengineering.org</p><p>The Fantastical Engineer or High-Tech Hot Shots by author and engineer Celeste Baine</p><p>**</p><p>*********************I</p></li></ul>

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