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Careers in Engineering

 

THESE ARE SOME OF THE MOST POPULAR ENGINEERING FIELDS
*Aerospace Engineering
*Agricultural Engineering
*Architectural Engineering
*Bioengineering/ Biomedical Engineering
*Chemical Engineering
*Civil Engineering
*Computer/Software Engineering
*Electrical Engineering
*Environmental Engineering
*Industrial Engineering
*Mechanical Engineering
*Metallurgy and Materials Engineering
*Mineral and Mining Engineering
*Nuclear Engineering
*Ocean Engineering
*Transportation Engineering
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AEROSPACE ENGINEERING
The intellectual descendants of the Wright brothers, aerospace engineers design and develop some of the world’s most marvelous machines. Commercial airplanes, military fighter jets, and space telescopes are all brainchildren of aerospace engineers. But aerospace technology has plenty of earthbound applications, such as aiding in the design of race cars and golf balls.
*WHERE DO AEROSPACE ENGINEERS WORK?
–Boeing
–Goddard Space Flight Center
–Lockheed Martin
–NASA
*FOR MORE INFORMATION:
–NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
–American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
–Society of Flight Test Engineers
–The Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum (NASM)

 

AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING
Agricultural engineers design farm and food processing equipment, construct crop storage and livestock buildings, and develop systems for drainage, irrigation, and waste disposal. Sometimes agricultural engineers work in labs like EPCOT’s Land Pavilion, where they experiment with promising indoor farming techniques such as hydroponics – the science of growing plants in fluids without dirt.
*WHERE DO AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERS WORK?
–Archer Daniels Midland
–Cargill
–U.S. Department of Agriculture
*FOR MORE INFORMATION:
–Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, and Biological Systems
–U.S. Department of Agriculture

 

ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERING
Working alongside architects, architectural engineers focus on the safety, cost, and construction methods of designing a building. For example, as the United States population grows in the Southwest, more and more architectural engineers are investigating new ways to build on land where there is only sand and sagebrush. Architectural engineers might also be involved in the rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina or in building design in an earthquake zone.
*WHERE DO ARCHITECTURAL ENGINEERS WORK?
–City Planning Departments
–Architectural Design Firms
–U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

BIOENGINEERING/BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
Bioengineering combines biology and engineering. Some of these engineers work closely with biologists and medical doctors to develop medical instruments, artificial organs, and prosthetic devices. Others investigate questions that involve technology and humans such as: How does working with computers all day affect one’s health?
*WHERE DO BIOENGINEERING/BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERS WORK?
–Baxter Healthcare Corporation
–Johnson and Johnson
–McGowan Center for Artificial Organs (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center)

 

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Chemical engineers take raw materials and turn them into the products that we use every day. This means that they are crucial to producing pharmaceuticals, soft drinks, and even makeup. Many chemical engineers work with petroleum and plastics, although both of these are the subject of independent disciplines. The term “environmental engineering” also applies to certain areas of chemical engineering, such as pollution control.
*WHERE DO CHEMICAL ENGINEERS WORK?
–3M
–Dow Chemical
–DuPont

 

 

 

 

 

 

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