Medicine

Medicine is always being transformed by technology: scanning devices, artificial joints, prosthetic limbs, electronic implants, designer drugs, computerized health records. And many of the medical advances that you hear about are, in fact, engineering achievements.

While a doctor can treat a few thousand people in a life’s time, the engineer who develops a better medical technology can improve the lives of millions.

In additional to working in traditional medical areas, engineers can also have a positive impact on people’s health by helping design new methods of processing food to make it easier to eat healthy; or designing parks and transportation systems to make it easier for incorporate exercise into our daily routines.

Engineering changes lives by making the things that keep us safe, make us healthy, and help us overcome illness or physical challenges.

  • Annabel Chen Posted on August 26, 2013 by Annabel Chen
    Sharks Take a Bite Out of Disease
    The ocean's top predators teach engineers a few things about controlling bacteria.
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    Resource Added: August 26, 2013

    Latest Update: September 11, 2013

  • Egirl   Team Posted on November 26, 2012 by Egirl Team
    We Could Have Power Coming Out of Our Ears
    A new technology may make human-powered implantable hearing aids a reality.
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    Resource Added: November 26, 2012

    Latest Update: November 28, 2012

  • Kate Gramling Posted on November 14, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    She Taught a Computer to Fight Cancer
    Brittany Wenger a high schooler from Sarasota, Florida won the 2012 Google Science Fair by creating an artificial neural network capable of helping doctors detect breast cancer.
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    Resource Added: November 14, 2012

    Latest Update: October 31, 2012

  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 16, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    Computer or Temporary tattoo
    Engineers working in an area of “biointegrated technology” have created electronic sensors so small and light that you can wear them like temporary tattoos.
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    Resource Added: October 16, 2012

    Latest Update: October 17, 2012

  • Egirl   Team Posted on September 11, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Design Makes World of Difference to Newborns
    Making the world a better takes great design - not just great ideas. Timothy Prestero, founder and CEO or Design that Matters gives us a wonderful example what happens when passion to make a difference meets engineering know-how.
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    Resource Added: September 11, 2012

    Latest Update: October 23, 2012

  • Egirl   Team Posted on July 20, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Sara DaSilva
    A Day in My Life: "One thing I've been really encouraged by in the past few years is the growing number of women engineers in my company that I've been able to work with and meet."
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    Resource Added: July 20, 2012

    Latest Update: October 9, 2012

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