Engineers Were Celebrated During National Engineers Week

Last week was National Engineers Week! This week-long event recognized engineers as a central asset to our world and celebrated their “positive contributions to quality of life,” according to the National Society of Engineers. Engineers created structures like the Hoover Dam, the Panama Canal, and even the Great Wall of China! Without engineers, these massive …

African-American Pioneers in Engineering You Should Know About

February is African-American History Month. As such, it is the perfect opportunity to highlight the engineering achievements of African-Americans who, although they may have contended with racism, societal inequality, and discrimination, worked hard to overcome obstacles and accomplished great things in the field of engineering. Walter Braithwaite, an American engineer who was born in Jamaica, …

Wear Red Day 2019

KC celebrated the American Heart Association (AHA)’s 15th annual “National Wear Red Day” on February 1st, supporting the fight against cardiovascular disease in women as part of a nationwide effort known as Go Red for Women®. Heart disease claims the lives of more than 400,000 women each year and is the number one leading cause …

The Dirty Truth Behind the Sewer System

As a child, did you ever wonder where your goldfish went after you flushed him? Did you imagine him soaring off to sea through a single pipe that connected your toilet to the ocean? Probably. Is that what really happened to him? Probably not. But don’t get too upset, the actual engineering behind wastewater and …

The Widening of the Van Wyck Expressway Project

The Van Wyck Expressway (VWE), I-678, is the major gateway into and out of JFK International Airport. It was originally constructed in the early 1950s and is unable to handle current and projected traffic volumes. Congestion and delays are extensive and exist for many hours of the day. This project will widen the VWE by …