Scientists discover the world that exists; Engineers create the world that never was. - Theodore Von Karman, Aerospace Engineer
No profession unleashes the spirit of innovation like engineering. From research to real-world applications, engineers constantly discover how to improve our lives by creating bold new solutions that connect science to life in unexpected, forward-thinking ways. Few professions turn so many ideas into so many realities. Few have such a direct and positive effect on people's everyday lives. We are counting on engineers and their imaginations to help meet the needs of the 21st century. - Committee on Public Understanding of Engineering Messages (2008), Executive Summary, p.5.