What is Engineering All About?

A surprisingly frequent question! Know any Structural Engineers? Electrical Engineers involved in solid state physics? Mechanical engineers specifying HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) equipment in a twenty story high rise? Maybe, maybe not.

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Tips to Succeed in Engineering

(07:36)

Hints for students on how to succeed in the challenging field of engineering, good advice if you haven’t heard it all already.

What is an Engineering Degree Worth?

(03:32)

Is it really worth the investment? Keep an eye on the costs!

Is Engineering Right for Me?

(06:28)

This author does a great job of presenting the different types of engineering as well as the design and thought process for engineers

Structural Engineer

(02:33)

A structural engineer explains her role in working with architects and builders.

So You Want To Be A Civil Engineer

(06:21)

A professional engineer working for the City/State explains her role and the realities of engineering in the real world.

So You Want to Be A Structural Engineer

(10:18)

What is the difference between a Planning, Electrical or Structural Engineer?

What is Electrical Engineering?

(02:27)

Professionals speak broadly about electrical engineering and its many facets from energy distribution to electronics to optical engineering. This video really gives you a feel for all the things electrical engineers can do.

So You Want To Be An Electrical Engineer

(05:42)

Just funny, a little sarcastic in parts but true...

Careers in Mechanical Engineering

(04:56)

Mechanical Engineering has become more interdisciplinary with other fields as machines have changed. Watch to learn more from ME professors.

Engineering Your Future - Chemical Engineer

(08:55)

A video interview featuring the work of two female engineers who happen to be twins.

Jokes About Engineers

(04:05)

Just for fun…

Systems Engineer

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What does a systems engineer in the aerospace industry do for a living? A short well written interview with a Lockheed Martin Systems Engineer.

Mapping Engineering and other disciplines

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How does Engineering relate to other disciplines? USC's mapping tool provides a graphical approach to the interconnections of engineering.

Washington University’s J-Term Electrical Engineering course

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Interested in Electrical Engineering? Consider attending over the Winter term. This core EE course can be transferred into other degree programs. The intensive term also serves as an introduction to Washington University at St Louis.

This is an area where faculty post articles used for classes that might be of interest to others. It's what's on our mind.

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Numbers warn of looming collapses

Math tools predict when systems are on the brink, ScienceNews, by Rachel Ehrenberg

A Formula for Economic Calamity

Despite the lessons of the 2008 collapse, Wall Street is betting our future on flimsy science. By David H. Freedman. Scientific American, November 2011.

Why Birds Don't Collide

... and other marvels of applied mathematics and engineering. By Don Boroughs. ASCE PRISM, December 2011.

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American Society of Chemical Engineers

The “Big Four” governing societies for engineers

American Society of Civil Engineers

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineer

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Other Engineering Societies

List of other engineering societies, American and International

Khan Academy

A free world-class education for anyone anywhere

Clay Mathematics Institute

Dedicated to increasing and disseminating mathematical knowledge

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Building cooperation between mathematics and the world of science and technology

STEM Education is the Key to the U.S.'s Economic Future

Article by U.S. News and World Report

Wolfram Mathematica’s online integration tool

Only good when you need an answer and the instructor does NOT need to see your work!

More math links

Great for browsing on a rainy weekend