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  • Rob Cook,
    Vice President Emeritus Advanced Technology
    Pixar Animation Studios
  • Samira Bandaru First Place in High School EngineerGirl Essay Contest 2013
    Hopkins School, New Haven, CT
  • Li-Te Cheng Software Engineer Google
    NAE Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Alumni 2011 and 2012
  • Melissa Flagg Senior Program Officer The MacArthur Fellows Program
    John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • Kathryn Latham Kennedy Social Media Writer, Friendemic NAE Grand Challenge Scholars Program
    Graduate from Duke University 2013
  • Enrique Lavernia* Distinguished Professor and Dean College of Engineering
    University of California, Davis
  • Donna Migdol 5th/6th grade teacher Gifted and Talented Program
    Oceanside School District, NY
  • Thomas J. Misa Director of the Charles Babbage Institute ERA Land Grant Chair in History of Technology
    University of Minnesota
  • Ainissa Ramirez Science Evangelist NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Alumni 2011 and Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Alumni 2004
  • Linda S. Sanford* Senior Vice President Enterprise Transformation
    IBM Corporation
  • Sophie Vandebroek Chief Technology Officer and President Xerox Innovation Group
    Xerox Corporation
    NAE Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Alumni 1995
  • Paul Wright* Director Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute A. Martin Berlin Chair in Mechanical Engineering
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Jerry Zucker Producer, Writer, Director Zucker Productions
    Vice-Chair, National Academy of Sciences’ Science and Entertainment Exchange
  • * signifies an NAE member
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    People's Choice

    Thank you for voting for the People’s Choice Award! Voting is closed as of 12:00 PM EDT on September 1, 2014.

    The Best Video Overall, Category Winners, and People’s Choice Winner will be announced at the end of September 2014.

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    • by Mark Prausnitz
      Hypodermic needles were invented more than 150 years ago and are used today for more than 16 billion injections each year. While they get the job done, hypodermic needles cause pain, spread disease and limit access to medicines by requiring healthcare personnel to give shots. Mark Prausnitz and colleagues at Georgia Tech have therefore re-invented the hypodermic needle in the form of a microneedle patch. The microneedle patch is covered with microscopic needles that painlessly deliver drugs and vaccines into the skin. And, the small adhesive patches can be easily self-administered by patients. These patches are made using manufacturing technology adapted from the microelectronics industry. Microneedle patches are currently being studied in clinical trials to improve vaccination against flu, to accelerate diabetes treatment with insulin and to advance other applications. These patches have the potential to make life better for millions of people.
      Submission date: March 24, 2014
    • by Emily Hazen
      In the past 50 years, engineering has done so much to serve the human welfare and the needs of society. In this video, I highlight some of the best engineering achievements through Kinetic Typography, or animated text. These achievements should inspire us to keep creating in the next 50 years. Let's be incredible.
      Submission date: March 29, 2014
    • by Adrian Burger
      Engineering is beautiful, sublime, magnificent.Blink Tower makes short animations that explain concepts and ideas in clear, simple language. Our videos also have a sense of purpose – and when we got together for this video our purpose was clear:“Let’s inspire engineers young and old, prospective or veteran – and attract them to the NAE.”We wanted to show the big picture – the magic that is collective human endeavor. Whether solving our biggest social challenges or just making our lives a little easier, engineering is the hidden “engine” behind everything we create, develop and improve. Being based on a continent that is still struggling to tackle some of the most fundamental issues of health and well being, our team is well aware of just how important engineers are in improving the lives of everyone on our small planet.An uptake of interest in the sciences and engineering is vital. We hope to introduce a sense of wonder and curiosity to a whole a new generation of world-changing engineers and potential NAE members.A real project of passion - original illustration, animation, voiceover and music by the Blink Tower team in our spare time!We hope the NAE will enjoy the video, and use it to spread the message of engineering far and wide.It’s been an absolute blast, and we look forward to the next one :)--The Blink Tower TeamCape Town, South
      Submission date: March 30, 2014
    • by Martin Trapero
      Submission date: March 31, 2014
    • by Derek Feehrer
      My video portrays my vision of what a day in the life of a future citizen could look like. It celebrates the past half century of engineering with references to great engineering achievements such as the moon landing, and by looking forward to the future innovations that could arise over the next decades, making life simpler, safer, longer and more productive. It touches on the topics of interactive environments throughout the video, using augmented reality style holograms to control and automate various aspects of life, as will be seen with upcoming technologies such as Google Glass. The video also portrays advances in health monitoring systems which could allow patients with certain conditions to gain better control over the function of their bodies. It shows advanced transportation (self-driving vehicles), and increased collaboration over the internet, revolutionary manufacturing processes (3D printing). Other important themes in this video are clean energy (solar and nuclear fusion), and natural resources (air quality monitors, electric vehicles and clean water sources).I am a senior in high school and video production has been a hobby of mine for a few years now. The entire video was filmed and edited by me, Derek Feehrer over the course of 4 days. I used Adobe Creative Suite, a Canon DSLR camera and a GoPro camera. I had two friends acting and two others to help setup the shots.
      Submission date: March 31, 2014
    • by Arielle Stuart
      Engineers have created several objects over the years that have helped our lives become simpler and more manageable. Some of these objects we take for granted such as a bridge or even a computer. I created this video to honor engineers and their creativity, hard work, diligence and intelligence. This video was inspired by all of the wonderful works engineers have created over the years.
      Submission date: March 22, 2014
    • by Deepa Bhuvanagiri
      This is my NAE Engineering For You Video Contest entry. Through this video I've tried to capture the essence of engineering. I believe that imagination is the fundamental driver for innovation and anyone can be an engineer.
      Submission date: March 31, 2014
    • by Sophia Li
      Engineering is the heart of human progress. The accomplishments of chemical, electrical, mechanical, and civil engineers are evident all around us, from the containers we use to the cars we drive. In this video, I discuss some of those accomplishments with the help of markers, a whiteboard, and a video camera. As someone who is curious about the world and appreciates what we've gained from the work of engineers everywhere, I really enjoyed making this. Join me as I journey around my house and my city, and you'll ultimately be inspired by how the magical potential of engineering is present in all of us.
      Submission date: March 31, 2014
    • by Jacob Bryson
      This video features engineering's impact on the daily lives of people from 1964 to 2064. Voices from each era speak to the industry with fond recollection of a model relationship they have come to rely upon--and they call to engineering to be their friend and hope for the future.
      Submission date: March 31, 2014
    • by Clarence Mah
      The purpose of our video is to show the true beauty and power of engineering, and through it we hope to inspire others to pursue engineering while making the most of it. The future is boundless and engineering is the tool for redefining bounds. Engineering has let us accomplish all this by breaking the linear trend -- innovating, optimizing, and allowing technology to develop at an exponential rate.
      Submission date: March 31, 2014
    • by Carrie Qualls
      We live in an engineering world. Find out what a day would look like without engineering in this cool video. Can you imagine a day without cell phones or Xbox; shampoo or toothpaste? How would you get to where you're going without transportation? What if you didn't have clean water, enough food or a place to live? Engineering - it's everywhere.
      Submission date: March 28, 2014
    • by Jorge Cham
      Animated excerpt from Neil Armstrong's speech at the National Press Club on February 22, 2000. When looking back at the greatest Engineering accomplishments of the last half century, two come to the forefront: The ability of the Internet and Worldwide Web to disseminate and share ideas and information, and Space Exploration's inspiring expansion of human boldness and reach. Both of these achievements come together in Mr. Armstrong's speech, embodied by a man who proudly declares his love and admiration for the Engineering profession.Audio from the speech is used with kind permission from the National Press Club and from C-SPAN, who have granted the right to use excerpts of the speech for this video. All other images or archival footage are from the public domain or owned by team members. Prof. Allison Okamura, one of the team members, is an NAE FOE/FOEE alumni.
      Submission date: March 31, 2014
    • by Tan Tran
      This narrative video explores the past, present, and future of engineers and engineering achievements that serve the greater good of mankind. It was designed to inspire a broad audience of viewers to reflect upon the engineering creations that improve their lives and the upcoming challenges humanity faces.The story has three acts and begins by discussing how engineers of the past built the necessary elements (i.e., electricity, food production, etc...) to sustain a modern society.The second act shows the exponential progress made by engineers of today (thanks to infrastructure built by past engineers) in fields of medicine, robotics, and all things digital, spurred by the reach of the internet.The final act highlights impending engineering challenges to our sustained survival as a human race and suggests that eager students will overcome those obstacles.
      Submission date: March 29, 2014
    • by Barry Belmont
      To engineer is to know and explore our world, to shape it for ourselves and for each other. It is to go beyond where we are, to create more than we are given. It stems from a passion that resides in the minds of the curious and in the hearts of the driven. I know of no better description for what justifies our humanity. And while the title of the video contends that to engineer is to be human, its converse is equally worth noting: to be human is to engineer. It is to know and explore our world. To shape it for ourselves and for each other. It is this sense that I have tried to convey in my video.
      Submission date: February 10, 2014
    • by Anli Chen
      We created this video by hand drawing pictures that related to the script and scanning each one, then putting them together into a fun clip.In the video, we focused specifically on how computers, the Internet, and self driving cars have or will impact and improve society. However, we made sure to emphasize how engineering has brought about innovations of all extremes: from big to small, deep in our planet to far out beyond, there is no doubt that the accomplishments of engineering are beneficial and amazing.
      Submission date: March 30, 2014
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