You don’t have to be an engineer to think like one and design things to help people. Just ask Lily Born. At age 9, she invented a no-spill cup for her grandfather, whose Parkinson’s disease make his hands tremble. Two years later, the Kangaroo Cup is now in production – and Lily, 11, was honored at the White House.
Ruth Tie was born and raised in Southeast Asia, where professionals such as doctors and engineers are in high demand. Here’s why she decided to study electrical engineering at the University of British Columbia in Canada.
Having to hurry home at sunset because his family’s farm lacked electricity inspired Ahmed Almansour to study electrical engineering. Read the University of British Columbia student’s story.
Engineers often seek ways to improve something that really bugs them. For Missouri high school seniors Tyler Richards and Jonathan Thompson, that something was the watery ketchup that first squirts from the bottle – and they designed a device to solve the problem.
Combining nanotechnology with foam, Brigham Young University engineering student Jake Merrell has created a “smart foam” that could be placed inside the helmets of football players to measure the impact of hits to the head, and help prevent concussions.