Engineering is Amazing!
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:“
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Middle School and Younger Students (Grades K-8)
Engineering, Creating What Was Once Only Imaginable
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.
High School Students (grades 9-12)
Engineering is Incredible
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.
Tertiary Education Students (2-year college through grad school)
The Personification of Engineering
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.
NAE FOE and NAE FOEE Participants/Alumni
Neil Armstrong on Engineering
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.
The General Public
Engineering is Amazing!
Whether solving our biggest challenges or just making our lives a little easier, engineering is the hidden "engine" behind everything we create, develop and improve. And it's amazing!
Tertiary Education students (2-year college through grad school)
To Engineer is Human
by Barry Belmont
NAE Members and Foreign Members
Kiss an Engineer
by Anita Jones, Takahiro Suzuki, and William Wulf
The Future is Boundless
by Biomedical Engineering Society - University of California, San Diego
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.
Vice President Emeritus
Pixar Animation Studios
First Place in High School
EngineerGirl Essay Contest 2013
Hopkins School, New Haven, CT
NAE Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Alumni 2011 and 2012
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
Distinguished Professor and Dean
College of Engineering
University of California, Davis
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
NAE Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Alumni 2011 and Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Alumni 2004
Linda S. Sanford*
Senior Vice President
Chief Technology Officer and President
Xerox Innovation Group
NAE Frontiers of Engineering (FOE) Alumni 1995
Director Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute
A. Martin Berlin Chair in Mechanical Engineering
University of California, Berkeley
Producer, Writer, Director
Vice-Chair, National Academy of Sciences’ Science and Entertainment Exchange
* signifies an NAE member
Deadline for voting
The deadline has now passed. The competition is closed.
The winners will be announced in September.
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