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.