When in comes to protecting the environment, few professions offer as many opportunities to make a difference as engineering.

Engineers strive to develop the best solutions possible with available resources and within the limits of the environment. Today they are creating better packaging to reduce waste; more fuel-efficient engines to reduce emissions; more effective water treatments to ensure clean water for people, plants, and animals.

As the world population grows, climate changes, and nonrenewable resources dwindle, we will face big challenges that will demand creative solutions. Engineers will provide them.

  • Alicen Kandt
    Senior Mechanical Engineer
    National Renewable Energy Laboratory
    CO, United States
  • Jennifer Oltman
    Staff Engineer
    Lippincott Jacobs Consulting Engineers
    PA, United States
  • Stephanie Bolyard
    PhD Candidate
    University of Central Florida
    FL, United States
  • Mikell  Taylor Posted on September 27, 2013 by Mikell Taylor
    Mikell's love of engineering comes from something much more exciting than just liking math or science.
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    Resource Added: September 27, 2013

    Latest Update: September 23, 2013

  • Tricia Compas-Markman
    CEO & Founder
    DayOne Response, Inc.
    CA, United States
  • Mary Walton
    Inventor and Pioneer in the fight against pollution
    Independent Inventor
  • Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards
    Founder of home economics and First woman admitted to MIT
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Folake Akintayo
    University of Ibadan, Ibadan, NIGERIA
    Ibadan, (No State Selected), Nigeria
  • Pam McLeod
    Education & Outreach Manager
    Re-Inventing the Nation's Urban Water Infrastructure (ReNUWIt)
    Stanford, CA, United States
  • Cheeta Soga
    Nitsch Engineering
    Boston, MA, United States
  • Kara Kockelman
    Professor of Transportation Engineering
    University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, TX
  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Education Center


    From flood control and disaster relief to military base construction, the USACE is to charged meet national security, emergency and other national requirements. You'll find lots of lessons, games, links and stories in the education center.

    Resource Added: December 4, 2005

  • Egirl   Team Posted on May 11, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Crystal Bridge
    In Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the Crystal Bridge Conservatory is the focus of the Myriad Botanical Gardens. Engineers designed a cloud-making system to provide the necessary environment for a rainforest. A path next to a 35-foot waterfall leads up a "mountain" of rock formations, which are really latex molds from actual rock outcroppings. The conservatory is made from over 3,000 acrylic panels. It is seven stories tall and 224 feet long.
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    Resource Added: May 11, 2012

    Latest Update: September 5, 2012

  • Egirl   Team Posted on May 11, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering
    Given each year by the National Academy of Engineering, The Charles Stark Draper Draper Prize for Engineering was established in 1988 and is awarded for outstanding achievement, particularly innovation and reduction to practice, in engineering and technology contributing to the advancement of the welfare and freedom of humanity.
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    Resource Added: May 11, 2012

    Latest Update: September 18, 2013

  • Egirl   Team Posted on March 27, 2012 by Egirl Team
    Galveston Seawall
    On September 8, 1900, a hurricane sent an 8-foot high wave crashing into the city of Galveston, Texas. This hurricane killed 6,000-8,000 people and is considered to be the worst natural disaster in U.S. history. After the hurricane, the city asked retired Army engineer Henry Robert to design a seawall that would be seven miles long and seventeen feet high. Robert designed the wall as asked and also raised the city by pumping sand underneath the buildings. In 1915, the seawall was tested by another hurricane. This time, all but 8 people survived.
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    Resource Added: March 27, 2012

    Latest Update: September 21, 2012

  • Simil  Raghavan Posted on March 27, 2012 by Simil Raghavan
    Hoover Dam
    The Hoover Dam is one of the tallest concrete dams ever built and it created one of the largest manmade lakes in the United States. At 726.4 feet tall, it took 200 engineers from several consulting firms and the Bureau of Reclamation to design the dam. It has 3,125,000 cubic yards of concrete and weighs more than 6.6 million tons! Construction of the dam, power plant, and related works took five years to build and was finished two years ahead of schedule. The reservoir created can hold enough water to cover the entire state of Pennsylvania with water one foot deep.
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    Resource Added: March 27, 2012

    Latest Update: September 6, 2012

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