Civil engineers, mechanical engineers, chemical engineers, computer engineers—each makes critical contributions to our world. Without them, buildings would disintegrate, bridges would collapse, and engines would fail.
Look around, nearly everything you see has been touched and improved upon by engineers. Chances are, on your way to work or school you crossed over not one, but several bridges. You made your way to work on roadways that probably were not flooded with water thanks to proper drainage. The building you are sitting in, the computer, smart phone, or tablet you are reading this post on are all available thanks to the great minds of engineers.
During National Engineers Week, in addition to appreciating the great services these technicians provide, we encourage our children to embrace the importance of math and science. A strong technical background and a well-developed understanding of these core subjects is more important than ever.
Where will the next “industrial revolution” come from? Will it emerge from alternative energy sources, software breakthroughs, or smartly designed new spacecraft? Regardless of where the next significant innovation comes from, math and science remain the cornerstones of engineering. And as always, Cole-Parmer looks forward to encouraging the next generation of mathematicians, scientists, and engineers around the world.
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