Digital News Report – Our modern society is dependent on advances in science and engineering. Improvements in cars, roads, computers, and the Internet, all depend on the incredible work of engineers.
This is National Engineers Week. Last week the state senate approved Senate Resolution 6 which declares February 20 through 26 National Engineers Week.
Senators Anthony Cannella (R-Ceres) and Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima) joined the senate in approving the resolution.
“As a civil engineer, I’ve had the opportunity to witness firsthand some of the incredible contributions engineers have made to the California economy, and I have no doubt that engineers will help lead the major advances of the 21st century,” said Cannella.
“That’s why it’s so critically important that we begin educating the next generation of engineers now. That’s also the reason I’m pleased to have earned my colleagues’ support for this resolution acknowledging the important role engineers will play in our state and our nation’s future and promoting the study of engineering among the next generation of leaders.”
Besides making life easier with kitchen appliances and cordless phones, advances in engineering have saved lives. From seat belts to airbags to MRI and CT machines, we have engineers to thank.
By Mark Williams
Image: The International Space Station is featured in this image photographed by an STS-132 crew member on board the Space Shuttle Atlantis after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation. Undocking of the two spacecraft occurred at 10:22 CDT on 23 May 2010, ending a seven-day stay that saw the addition of a new station module, Rassvet, replacement of batteries and resupply of the orbiting outpost.