What They Do

Have you ever wondered what engineers actually do? Lots of things!

  • Engineers design. 
  • They create. 
  • They explore. 
  • They innovate. 
  • Engineers come in all shapes and sizes. 
  • They receive education and training in many different fields.
  • They work in many different environments. 
  • Engineers create products used in our every-day lives, and rovers that land on Mars. 


  • Kate Gramling Posted on September 22, 2016 by Kate Gramling
    Wild Engineering: Great Migrations
    Engineers not only help scientists understand migratory patterns, they help animals around obstacles.
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  • Matt Cichowicz Posted on October 5, 2015 by Matt Cichowicz
    Building Glaciers on top of the World
    Their freshman conference paper turned into a high altitude, earth-changing project.
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  • Alice Wu Posted on September 16, 2014 by Alice Wu
    Cool, Clear Water
    The next person who delivers a cool, clear glass of water to you may be a civil or chemical engineer.
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  • Angela Zhang Posted on August 27, 2014 by Angela Zhang
    What Would You Do with a Concrete Canoe
    The ASCE National Concrete Canoe Competition offers civil engineering students the opportunity start with a basic design and work with it to make it their own.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on August 22, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Engineers Without Borders
    With Engineers Without Borders (EWB), you can travel and impact people's lives around the world! This page describes and EWB project that was completed in 2007 in San Bernardino, Nicaragua with professional engineers from New Orleans along with students from Rice University in Houston.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on August 8, 2012 by Egirl Team
    What does engineering have to do with chocolate? Creating your favorite candy bars is a complicated process during which thousands of pounds of chocolate, sugar, milk, and other raw ingredients are pumped, blended, mixed, cooked and formed into those familiar treats.
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