The word engineering is a noun. Engineering means (1) the practical application of science to commerce or industry, (2) a room (as on a ship) in which the engine is located, (3) the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems.
The following articles and web pages elaborate on the word engineering.
Engineering schools educate students in various engineering disciplines including chemical, civil, electrical, industrial, and mechanical. Page includes an engineering school directory.
Use this engineering service directory to find engineering service providers throughout the USA. The digital photo on the home page depicts a hydraulics engineer, wearing a red jumpsuit.
This civil engineering firm page comprises information about civil engineering careers in the United States of America plus a photo of the Blue Ridge Parkway, a major civil engineering project.
A premier professional engineering society in Europe, with over 150,000 members worldwide. The Organization sets standards, accredits degree programs, awards scholarships, grants and awards, holds meetings, and provides business and technical information on electrical, electronic, IT and manufacturing subjects.
The IETF is a voluntary international organization that convenes task forces and committee to study various issues related to Internet standards and protocols. The website describes the various committees. Originally part of the Federal Government, the Task Force has had independent status since the early 1990s.
ASCE, located in Reston, Virginia, was founded in 1852 as a professional organization to represent members of the Civil Engineering profession worldwide. The website contains a wealth of information about membership, careers, education, highlights of civil engineering, publications, conferences, and much more.
MITRE was founded in 1958 as a private, non-profit corporation to provide engineering and technical services to the federal government. Today they are the managers of three federally-funded R&D centers: the Dept. of Defense, the FAA, and the IRS. Their expertise is in acquisition and systems analysis, communications and networking, IT, sensors, systems engineering, and independent R&D.
CAD (Computer Aided Design) software is a computer program used to draft, model, and edit architectural or engineering designs. There is a wide variety of CAD software programs available.
Bucknell, located in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, was founded in 1846. Bucknell has 3400 undergraduates and 150 graduate students. Aside from an undergraduate liberal arts program, Bucknell offers professional programs in engineering, business, education, and music. The website contains information about the school, visiting, and applying.
The Computer Laboratory at Cambridge University in the UK is an academic department which encompasses computer science, engineering, technology and mathematics. There are 35 faculty and 140 PhD students. There is a specialized library and access to a publications database. Information about the faculty, research, applying, and job openings are all found on the website.
Concordia University, located in Montreal, Canada, was founded in 1974. There are almost 31,000 students, 3500 of whom are international students. The school offers an extensive adult education program. Students enroll in one of four schools--Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Computer Science, Fine Arts, and The Molson School of Business. Complete information about applying is on the website.
FAS encompasses Harvard College, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the Division of Continuing Education. The website describes the museums and institutes also connected to FAS. FAS receives over 22,000 applications a year and enrolls about 1600. 64% of new students are from public schools. Much more information about FAS on the website.
Georgia Tech, located in Atlanta, was founded in 1885. In 1961, it was the first university in the Deep South to admit African-American students without a court order. Today there are more than 16,000 students enrolled in a focused, technologically-based education. The school has separate schools in Computing, Architecture, Engineering, Management, Arts & Sciences, and Science.
GMU, founded in 1956, has three campuses; Fairfax, Virginia is the main one. The school has strong programs in engineering, information technology, biotechnology, and health care. Its School of Law is one of the top 50 in the U.S. Total enrollment over all three campuses is almost 30,000. In Sports, they play with the NCAA, Division I. The website has information about applying and visiting.
Honeywell, located in New Jersey, is a major American multinational corporation that produces a wide variety of consumer products, engineering services, and aerospace systems. Honeywell is a public company that had its origins in 1906 with a thermostat invention. On the website, users can find out about the history of the company, its many products, and news about new products and initiatives.
The National Academies Press publishes the reports of The National Academy of Sciences, The National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. More than 3000 books are available free line; many others may be purchased by PDF. Searchable by subject.
Four agencies comprise the National Academies: the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Medicine, and the National Research Council. Members of these groups meet, pro bono, to address critical national issues and give advice to the government. The website describes their projects, provides news from the Academies, suggests books, and much more.
NMSU, a Land-Grant University, was founded in 1888. Its main campus is in Las Cruces with several branches around the state. Total enrollment is over 27,000 on all campuses, and about 1700 faculty. There are 51 programs for graduate study, including an engineering school and a business school. The school is a member of the Western Athletic Conference. Information about applying on the website.
The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to promote the progress of science, advance national health, prosperity and welfare, and to secure the national defense. The Foundation supports all fields of fundamental science and engineering. On the website, users can find news, information about funding, awards, discoveries, publications, statistics, and more.
Siemens, headquartered in Munich and Berlin, is one of the world's largest electrical engineering and electronics companies. The company develops products in automation, information and communications, medical, power, services, and transportation. They work in many types of industry, and they have a long list of products, listed A-Z on the website. The website contains more specific information.
Stevens Institute is located in Hoboken, New Jersey and was founded in 1870. It offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in four schools: Engineering and Science; Technology Management; Systems & Enterprises; and Arts & Sciences. There are approximately 1800 students from 28 countries and 42 states. Information about applying and visiting the school is available on the website.
Tigris.org is a medium-sized open source community focused on building better tools for collaborative software development. Tigris provides information resources for software engineering professionals and students. On the website, users can find out what projects are being worked on and the stage of development. There are also links to how to add projects to the organization.
Tulane, located in New Orleans, was founded in 1834 as a medical college. Today it offers architecture, business, law, liberal arts, medicine, public health and tropical medicine, sciences, engineering, and social work. There are over 10,000 students both graduate and undergraduate and 1132 faculty. The site contains information about Tulane post Hurricane Katrina, plus application instructions.
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