As we look to celebrate National Engineers Week this month, a celebration started by the National Society of Professional Engineers in 1951, in conjunction with President George Washington’s birthday (who is considered the nation’s first engineer), we wanted to share these Ten ‘Fun and Exciting’ Facts About Engineering:
DID YOU KNOW THAT…
- The snowboard was invented by an engineer?
With some engineering twists and turns along the way, the snowboard has become a marvel of geometry, chemistry, and biomechanics. Since the snowboard allows deft turns, ski manufacturers have quickly adopted some of the snowboard innovations, enabling skiers to turn with less effort.
- Engineers design running shoes for protection, performance, and comfort?
Engineers understand how much force travels from the ground through the shoe to the foot. Through the work of engineering, weight is distributed throughout the whole foot — heel to toe.