What is one thing you wish you knew about engineering when you were in high school? I wish that I knew how complex and multifaceted engineering was, and how most problems are solved in group settings. When I was in high school, I assumed that I would need to know how to do everything myself […]
“Engineering (from Latin ingenium, meaning “cleverness” and ingeniare, meaning “to contrive, devise”) is the application of scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge in order to invent, design, build, maintain, and improve structures, machines, devices, systems, materials and processes.
The discipline of engineering is extremely broad, and encompasses a range of more specialized fields of engineering, each with a more specific emphasis on particular areas of applied science, technology and types of application.”
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Quick facts! Who: Governor General Julie Payette is an engineer, former NASA astronaut, scientific broadcaster and corporate director. What: In 1992, Julie was selected for the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut corps. She was a part of two spaceflights and served as the CAPCOM (Capsule Communicator) for many more. She went on to serve as […]
As a girl, it can be intimidating to study a profession that is very male-dominated. Thankfully, universities are making an effort to ensure that any of their female engineering students feel supported and empowered throughout their university career. Here are 3 ways that universities are making this possible: Women in Engineering Societies Societies (similar to […]
The First Black Woman to Join an International Space Station Crew Astronaut Jeanette Epps is making history by joining NASA’s Boeing Starliner-1 mission, planned to take off in 2021. This is pretty groundbreaking – she will be the first Black woman to be a part of an International Space Station crew as well as the […]
2020 has been an eye-opening year for many of us, teaching us how to work remotely, attend school virtually and communicate with our loved ones from a distance. STEM fields also learned lot this year as they adapted to the global pandemic. Here are a few of the biggest lessons that the world of STEM […]
Q#1: What are you doing these days? I work as a stress analyst in a landing gear place — it’s called Heroux Devtek. Basically, my job is to make sure that the landing gear we design is structurally strong, and it’s good for any kind of landing. I’m not sure if you remember the time […]