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How do engineers make a difference in their communities? In the world?

Think about the world around you: airplanes, automobiles, electricity, cell phones, medications … even a bottle of water – everything man-made has been designed by someone.  Over the ages, man has been constantly engineering solutions to problems, whether it is crafting a hammer out of stone, or designing a large urban sanitation system to handle an entire city’s sewage.  

From the Phoenician craftsman, to the more modern inventors, engineers have been the driving force behind making life better for those around them.?? Every day, new drugs are formulated that can cure another disease; methods are developed to restructure buildings and bridges to make them safer; software is engineered to make daily tasks easier to accomplish. Whether directly or indirectly, engineers impact the lives of the communities around them, both those nearby and around the world.? 

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