Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Engineering Poster Contest Kickoff

Engineering Poster Contest Kickoff!

“Grand Challenges for Engineering” is the theme for the Engineering Education Service Center’s 7th Annual poster contest. This year’s winning entry can be found in a display of inspiration, excitement, wonder and curiosity. Posters should be fun, motivational and inspire students to pursue a degree in engineering, technology, math and/or science.

Throughout human history, engineering has driven the advance of civilization. In the last century, engineering recorded its grandest accomplishments. The widespread development and distribution of electricity and clean water, automobiles and airplanes, radio and television, spacecraft and lasers, antibiotics and medical imaging, and computers and the Internet are just some of the highlights from a century in which engineering revolutionized and improved virtually every aspect of human life.

For all of these advances, though, the century ahead poses formidable challenges. As the population grows and its needs and desires expand, the problem of sustaining civilization’s continuing advancement, while still improving the quality of life, is more immediate. Old and new threats to personal and public health demand more effective and more readily available treatments. Vulnerabilities to pandemic diseases, terrorist violence, and natural disasters require serious searches for new methods of protection and prevention. And products and processes that enhance the joy of living remain a top priority of engineering innovation.

Applying the rules of reason, the findings of science, the aesthetics of art, and the spark of creative imagination, engineers will continue the tradition of forging a better future.

There are 12 Grand Challenges for Engineers - Find out more about them by visiting: http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/cms/8996.aspx

Contest deadline: 11:59pm November 4, 2011

Winners will be notified by November 14, 2011

To enter, visit: http://www.engineeringedu.com/contest.htm

Download a flyer: http://www.engineeringedu.com/EESCPosterContestFall11.pdf

View the 2005-2010 winning posters here: http://www.engineeringedu.com/store/posters.html

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