One of the most famous engineers in American politics may in fact not be an engineer at all. It depends on how you define it. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in 1946, former President Jimmy Carter (1977-1981) then spent two years on surface ships before becoming a submarine officer. In that role, he studied the use of atomic power for ship propulsion, generation of electric power, and scientific research. Carter received a Bachelor of Science from the Naval Academy, which confirmed that although students took many traditional engineering courses, at the time they did not receive an actual degree in a specific engineering discipline.
One way to keep a Formula One racing team moving at breakneck speed in the pit and at the test facility is to bring CAD drawings of the racing vehicleís parts down to the test facility and even out to the track.
Most of us would just as soon step on a cockroach rather than study it, but thatís just what researchers at UC Berkeley did in the pursuit of building small, nimble robots suitable for disaster-recovery and search-and-rescue missions.
Design engineers need to prepare for a future in which their electronic products will use not just one or two, but possibly many user interfaces that involve touch, vision, gestures, and even eye movements.
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