Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

"Dream Big"

PostedFebruary 19, 2017

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LEDE: A new IMAX film that takes you from the Great Wall of China to the tallest of modern skyscrapers may give you a new perspective on engineers…as we found out at this week’s premiere.

Randy Atkins:  Some think of engineering as an intimidating, difficult, even boring profession.  But Shaun and Greg MacGillivray produced a new IMAX 3D film, called “Dream Big,” that vividly shows how engineers shape our world.

Shaun MacGillivray: It’s about telling passionate, emotional stories.  It’s impactful and it’s powerful and it’s inspirational.

Randy Atkins: Shaun worked alongside his father Greg to create a movie that they hope will change the way kids see engineering.

Greg MacGillivray: They can get a taste of what it is to be an engineer and see what a fun job it is.

Randy Atkins: “Dream Big” is now showing at the Air and Space Museum. It’s narrated by actor Jeff Bridges.  With The National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP News.