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Engineers not only turn ideas into reality, they help turn reality into fantasy.

Engineering plays an important role in the creation of movies, televisions shows, video games, and amusement parks. Engineers from many different fields make their living in the entertainment industry doing a wide variety of things: computer programming for games or special effects, building sets for specials shot or stunts, developing toys, designing and constructing rides - list of possible jobs goes on and on.

Engineers are also helping athletes to play and compete with better equipment, cutting-edge training tools, and even clothing designed to help the body improve its performance.

When you hike, surf, play ball, go to the movies, play video games, watch TV - whatever you do for fun - chances are you’re using or watching something that an engineer helped to create.

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  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 6, 2016 by Kate Gramling
    Wild Engineering: Creating Habitats
    Engineers often team up with other professionals to create habitats for wildlife.
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  • Kate Gramling Posted on October 18, 2012 by Kate Gramling
    Skydiving from the Edge of Space
    It takes a team to make a record-breaking sky dive from the edge of space like Felix Baumgartner did on October 14. It takes engineers.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on September 7, 2012 by Egirl Team
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    While engineering and fashion may not appear to go together at first glance, there are few fields in the world where engineers are not making a contribution, and fashion is no exception. In fact, recent advances mean that the contribution of engineers to the fashion industry may be even more important in the coming years.
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  • Egirl   Team Posted on September 6, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Science Of The Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports
    "Science of the Summer Olympics: Engineering In Sports,” the fourth and latest installment in the “Science of Sports” franchise, explores the science, engineering and technology that are helping athletes maximize their performance at the 2012 London Games. How does swimmer Missy Franklin use the principles of fluid dynamics to move more quickly through water? What are the unique biomechanics that have helped make sprinter Usain Bolt the world’s fastest human? What does weightlifter Sarah Robles have in common with a high-tech robot? How do engineers build faster pools, stronger safety helmets, and specialized wheelchairs for disabled athletes? Explore these and many other engineering and technology concepts in this FREE 10-part educational video series.
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