What is Engineering?
Engineering is everything from the light bulb to the jet engine, the clockwork radio to the 3D television. Engineering is around us everyday and without it our lives would be completely different. The way we travel, interact and communicate is all affected by developments in modern engineering. From those who are famous inventors to those who are practically unheard of, engineers have worked tirelessly over the decades to improve and innovate.
From the invention of the first headphones through to the future of solar power, engineering is a field that is always looking to improve our environment, technology or the way we live our lives. Within engineering there are many sub-fields, all with specialists who are focused on very specific goals. These specialists can make amazing progress on their own but the truly remarkable moments are when their work comes together and provides something revolutionary. Often, this happens when a big problem needs solving, whether it's how to stop a disease spreading or stopping global warming, all kinds of engineers work together to try and find the solution.
Sound interesting? Well, below you can find out more about the future of engineering, some famous engineers and even download worksheets to learn even more.