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7 Famous People Who Put Their Engineering Education To Good Use
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7 Famous People Who Put Their Engineering Education To Good Use

Engineering education focuses on both creative and critical thinking. It teaches students to solve problems by breaking them down into their constituent parts:Defining the problemResearchingDeveloping ideas for solutionsCreating a prototypeTesting and evaluatingRedesigning if necessaryThis kind of thinking can be applied to many situations in many fields, and it can give the trained engineer a leg up in any profession.

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Maryam Mirzakhani, the Only Woman to Have Won Math's Highest Honor

In mathematics, the highest award you can receive is the Fields Medal. Created by Canadian mathematician John Charles Fields, it is only awarded once every four years, to a maximum of four mathematicians, and all must be under the age of 40-years-old.While the first Fields Medal was first awarded in 1936, the medal has only been continuously awarded every four years since 1950.
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13 Little Known Facts about Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin is one of the most influential people known in human history. He shaped the way we view and study the life sciences, and he is most known for his contribution to the theory of evolution through his book On the Origin of Species.But did you know that he was also an influential author, geologist, and naturalist in his time?
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7 Famous People Who Put Their Engineering Education To Good Use

Engineering education focuses on both creative and critical thinking. It teaches students to solve problems by breaking them down into their constituent parts:Defining the problemResearchingDeveloping ideas for solutionsCreating a prototypeTesting and evaluatingRedesigning if necessaryThis kind of thinking can be applied to many situations in many fields, and it can give the trained engineer a leg up in any profession.
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The Novel Coronavirus is Raising the Issue of Quarantine

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently announced plans for screening incoming passengers from Wuhan, China for the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV. Passengers showing symptoms or having fevers will be quarantined until they can be tested for the virus.RELATED: U.S. TO SCREEN PASSENGERS FROM WUHAN, CHINA FOR NEW VIRUSFor centuries, quarantining has been part of the organized response to outbreaks of infectious diseases, but its use has always been controversial because it pits individual rights against the public interest.
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Dr. George Washington Carver: Inventor Extraordinaire

Dr. George Washington Carver is arguably the most well known black scientist and inventor to date. Carver, born into slavery, was primarily an agricultural scientist and inventor. Many remember him for his extensive work with peanuts - for which he discovered over 300 uses.Besides peanuts, the name George Washington Carver is usually associated with Tuskegee Institute, which is now Tuskegee University.
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Lonnie Johnson, The Former NASA Engineer Behind The Super Soaker

Lonnie Johnson and The Super Soaker1 , 2The Super Soaker, a squirt gun popular for its shooting force, is solidified in the collective consciousness of many Millenials. Any mention of the Super Soaker immediately evokes a sense of nostalgia. It was the summertime toy of choice for many and is still used today all across America at family picnics, backyard parties, and for some in water wars, a high school rite of passage.
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How Florence Nightingale Revolutionized Modern Nursing

Florence Nightingale is perhaps most well known for changing the history of nursing during the Crimean War. Soldiers took to calling her “The Lady With The Lamp” as she cared for the sick and wounded with unfailing resolve, often walking by their bedsides at night with a lamp.As the 200th anniversary of her death approaches, the contributions to society of Florence Nightingale are of particular relevance today for reasons more than just the date and her nickname.
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9 of the First Engineers Who Left Their Mark in History

Humans have been creating, some might say engineering, things for many tens of thousands of years. Living long before the invention of the written word, many names (if they had any) of the very earliest engineers will likely never be known.RELATED: THE 20 GREATEST ENGINEERS OF ALL TIMEWho were the first engineers?
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7 Technological Innovations That Came Out of World War II

World War II can be said to have changed the direction of human history. The deadliest military conflict in history, it is estimated that between 1939-1945, as many as 75 million people may have lost their lives. Yet, despite the devastation wrought, the war also acted like a catalyst, bringing forth a wide range of innovations and inventions.
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The Blindingly Brilliant but Heartbreakingly Short Career of Henry Moseley

Today, we take the concept of atomic number for granted. Atomic number is the measure of the number of positively charged protons within the nucleus of an atom, and it defines what an element is.For example, the element oxygen, which has atomic number 8, is very different from the element lead, which has atomic number 82 or the element iodine, which has atomic number 53.
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75 Years After VJ Day, The Legacy of the Navajo Code Talkers

75 years ago, on August 15, 1945, the world celebrated Victory Over Japan, known as VJ Day. It marked the end of World War II, the bloodiest conflict the world has ever known.While millions of people worldwide contributed to the Allied victory, enormous credit must go to a small group of men most of us have never heard of, the Navajo code talkers.
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A New Appreciation for the Irish Mathematician William Hamilton

September 2, 2020, will mark the 155th anniversary of the death of the Irish mathematician William Rowan Hamilton. Today, Hamilton& 39;s work is proving central to the areas of field theories such as electromagnetism, and quantum mechanics.Hamilton was born in Dublin, Ireland to an Irish solicitor, and at the age of three, he was sent to live with an uncle who ran a school.
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Eugene "Gene" Cernan: The Last Human Being to Walk on the Moon

Everyone knows about the first time that mankind placed a foot on the Moon, but what about the last time? That honor goes to the revered and sadly missed, Eugene Cernan.Here we explore his life in brief and uncover some of the highlights of this great man& 39;s career in the air and space.RELATED: A CLOSER LOOK AT THE APOLLO MOON LANDINGSWhen was the last moonwalk?
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An Engineer Found the Most Valuable Underwater Treasure Ever Discovered

July 2020 marked the 35th anniversary of the discovery of the most valuable shipwreck in history, the Nuestra Senora de Atocha. Spanish for & 34;Our Lady of Atocha& 34;, the sunken Spanish galleon was found on July 20, 1985, after a 16-year quest by famous treasure hunter Mel Fisher.New World to Old WorldBy the year 1622, Spain had been sending two fleets each year to South America and Mexico.
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The Discoverer of Antimatter, Nuclear Physicist Carl Anderson

Our universe is comprised almost entirely of matter, but there is also a ghostly & 34;mirror image& 34; comprised of antimatter, and Carl Anderson was the first to discover it.September 10, 2020Carl Anderson was born in 1905 to Swedish immigrant parents. He pursued a degree in engineering at Caltech, graduating in 1927.
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