5 Engineers You Should Know About

          1. Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923): A renowned French civil engineer and architect, Gustave Eiffel is remembered as “the Magician of Iron.” Can you guess which famous iron structure this magician cast? Indeed, his masterpiece is the Eiffel Tower. During and after its construction, thinkers of the time criticized the tower’s ambitious …

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, …

5 Famous Civil Engineers You Should Know

Gustave Eiffel (1832-1923): A renowned French civil engineer and architect, Gustave Eiffel is remembered as “the Magician of Iron.” Can you guess which famous iron structure this magician cast? Indeed, his masterpiece is the Eiffel Tower. During and after its construction, thinkers of the time criticized the tower’s ambitious design. Some even protested the tower, …

Interesting Facts about New York’s Most Innovative Engineering Projects of the Past 200 Years

The Erie Canal: The Erie Canal connected Albany and Buffalo, ultimately linking New York to the agriculture of the Midwest. This enabled the Empire State to become a frontrunner in transportation and business services. However, in the early days of the canal, it was known as “Clinton’s Big Ditch,” so named after then New York …