Think of all the different kinds of things you interact with everyday, then consider all the different kinds of materials from which they are made: plastic, metal, cotton, wood, glass, ceramics, synthetic fabric, paper, leather, etc.

Engineers not only design things based on available materials, they develop new materials that pave the way to better, safer, more effective products.

They work closely with scientists and other researchers to scale experimental methods that produce a small amount of a material in a lab into manufacturing processes that produce huge quantities that can go into making the things we buy.

  • Mavis Sika Okyere
    Pipeline Integrity Engineer
    Ghana National Gas Company Ltd
  • Kelly Hon
    Design Engineer
    Newell Brands
  • Kate Gramling Posted on February 23, 2016 by Kate Gramling
    Engineering a better frying pan
    Engineers are finding new ways to improve our lives with ceramics.
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  • Allison Hagerman
    Mine Engineer
    Freeport McMoRan
  • Jasmine Austin
    Geotechnical Engineer
    US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Jenny Boothby
    PhD student at UT Dallas
    Plano, TX, United States
  • Dig Into Mining

    Discovery Education and Freeport-McMoRan partnered to create this interactive program for grades 6-8 that uncovers the use of transition metals such as copper, gold and molybdenum in our everyday life, and provides students a deeper understanding of today’s hard rock mining industry. Go on a virtual field trip, explore interactive digital learning tools and career exploration activities – designed to give you a front row seat to nature’s geological wonders and inspire further exploration of the world around you.

    Resource Added: August 19, 2015

  • Theresa Cauthen
    Project Engineer
    TSI Disaster Recovery, LLC
    Cape Coral, FL, United States
  • Stacey DelVecchio
    Additive Manufacturing Product Manager
    Caterpillar Inc
    Dunlap, IL, United States
  • Victoria Tinsley
    Senior Technical Service Engineer
    Total Petrochemicals and Refining USA, Inc.
    Houston, TX
  • Alice Wu Posted on November 4, 2014 by Alice Wu
    What it Takes to be a Material Science Engineer – Interview with Ruoyi Zhou
    This interview was submitted by Alice Wu from Leland High School. 
    She interviewed Ruoyi Zhou, PhD, Material Science in Engineering, Director of Customer Experience at IBM Research in San Jose, CA
    Read the transcript of the interview below or watch the video!
    Q: What do you do in your job?
    I am the Director of Customer Experience at the IBM Research Lab in San Jose, CA. As you know, the emergence of big data and social and mobile cloud has fundamentally changed the way we live and work, so many of our clients are facing challenges in terms of transforming their customer experience. My job is to manage about a hundred researchers around the globe to develop new technology to help our clients transform their customer experience.
    Q: Where did you go to school and what degree(s) do you have?
    I went to the Harbing Institute of Technology in China for my undergraduate studies, and I went to Rutgers University in New Jersey for graduate school. I have a PhD in ...
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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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  • Hannah Noll
    Process Engineer
    NC, United States
  • Spring BreakIt

    Have you ever wondered how materials engineers test the advanced materials they develop? GE gave people a sample of the process in their Spring BreakIt campaign to show people that when we know how materials melt, shatter and bend, we can make machines that don't.

    Resource Added: April 29, 2014

  • Sarah Sarnecki
    Engineer I
    General Dynamics NASSCO
    CA, United States
  • Moriya Chesler
    Founder & Engineer
    NH, United States
  • Annabel Chen Posted on September 11, 2013 by Annabel Chen
    Shine Bright Like a Morpho
    Engineers look to butterfly wings to inspire the fabric of the future.
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  • 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

  • Jennifer Polivka
    Test Engineer
    Portland, OR, United States
  • 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

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