Future Engineers: Are You Ready for the Challenge?

Engineering really matters. Did you know that all the major challenges facing the U.S. and the rest of the world - from medicine and homeland security to energy, food and water supply and communications - cannot be solved without engineering? In this revealing video clip, hear what Dr. Chuck Vest, president of the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and former president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has to say about what it will take for America to train enough engineers to meet the challenges of tomorrow.

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As a chemical engineer, I love when people get excited about engineering! People need to realize how involved engineers are in today's society and just how amazing some of the things are that engineers have accomplished. Engineering is even more important today because no other field is really safe from it. From biology to physics and probably even the humanities, everybody is going to need an engineer at some point!