You Thought About What Engineers Really Do?
following uses some material from
A Pocket Guide
To: What Engineers Do (ASU Ira Fulton Schools
of Engineering) This ASU Fulton 2010 publication (is a bit dated but) is highly spirited and recommended.
Dr. Rodriguez Interviewed for VMETV (PBS) – Generation STEM: Inspiring Young Students to Pursue Engineering (Audio in Spanish; 25 minutes)
DO ENGINEERS REALLY DO?
all know that engineers play a significant role
in shaping the world we live in. Engineers are
responsible (in part) for the ongoing technological
revolution that the world is experiencing.
engineers, many (if not most) of the technology
we use day-in and day-out would not exist.
are critical toward achieving and maintaining
a high standard of living. As technology continues
to advance, we expect living standards around
the world to significantly improve. Billions
should benefit from this advance.
are innovators that discover and design ways
to significantly enhance all areas of people's
These areas include advanced:
health and medical diagnostic and surgical
clean energy solutions
mass asynchronous learning environments
air, land, sea and cyber defense systems
space and underwater exploration systems
much much more.
make our lives easier, safer and better.
create technology, infrastructure, processes,
materials, devices and systems that we use every
are responsible for the development of many
medical devices that save lives (e.g. pace makers,
defibrillators, medicine dispensers, artificial
limbs and organs)
communication/computing devices and systems
(e.g. smart cell phones, powerful desktop and
laptop computers, PDAs, the internet)
advanced transportation systems (e.g. hybrid
vehicles, magnetically levitated trains, hypersonic
advanced robotic systems (e.g. on manufacturing
lines, for delicate surgical procedures)
have dramatically shaped the world.Here's just a few of their major accomplishments (AAR, 2017):
petaflop (1015 flop) supercomputers (Michael Feldman; 6-20-16) marching towards
exaflop (1018 flop, human brain neuron speed) machines
Global Communications, 5G mobile network
Spacecraft, Reusable rockets (in progress in 2017)
2015 Rocket Breakthroughs (Brian Bergstein)
Driverless vehicles (in progress in 2017)
Organ Growth (Josie Glausiusz;3-2011)
just the last 100 years, many revolutionary
changes have taken place.
this short period, we've gone from primitive
communications to instant world wide multimedia
airplanes that fly 40 mph to
airplanes that fly 10 times the speed of sound
to X-43A Mach 10 Flight); - a truly amazing
will happen over the next 20 years?
It will be amazing.
We want you to be part of this forthcoming change.
The possibilities are literally unbounded.
It is up to you to imagine, plan, create, and live your future.
We'd like to help you with this very personal and life changing endeavor (AAR, 2017).
ASU IRA A. FULTON SCHOOLS OF ENGINEERING
The Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering
emphasize impact and excellence.
We seek to have impact by finding solutions
to the grand challenges facing society,
through both our research and the education
of the next generation of engineering
professionals. We strive for excellence
in each of our undergraduate degree programs,
which graduate an average of 1,200 new
engineers each year (Approximate date: ~ 2010).
IRA A. FULTON SCHOOLS OF
ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAM(~2010)
24th among public US universities
Ranked in the top 10% of all accredited
engineering programs in the nation by
U.S. News and World Report, with 10 academic
programs ranked in the top 35.