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2016
    Every generation of young engineers and innovators benefits from access to knowledge and experiences that weren't available to their predecessors. Technological advances and the patronage of various foundations are helping teens to leverage their abilities in advanced fields such as astrophysics, engineering, medicine and science to develop projects and innovations that are seemingly far beyond their years.   Here is a selection of promising young talents who have already es ...
  Each year, engineering students on the cusp of graduation are tasked with the challenge of completing a senior design project before embarking on their journey into the “real world.” Although the specific requirements of the project vary among each engineering discipline, its fundamental goal is simple – create a design that benefits as many people as possible. For seniors, it is a chance to apply all they have learned during their college careers toward a single profess ...
The United States boasts some of the most impressive research universities in the world, many of which have earned a reputation as hotbeds of innovation. Funding from private companies and federal agencies has helped entice thousands of engineers to these schools in an effort to uncover the manufacturing industry’s next breakthrough technology.   In 2014, Walmart awarded seven leading research and development institutions a total of $4 million to uncover new ideas and create jobs tha ...
  Most major innovations in technology and engineering are discovered by experts, reflecting with years of experience in their chosen field. However, every so often a student will surprise the world with an innovation that displays knowledge beyond their years. Many of these devices have gone on to have a significant impact on the engineering landscape, setting their creators on the path to celebrated careers in the process:   Thermoelectric Flashlight After learning that students ...