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Bigger. Better. Faster. Higher. Smaller. Stronger. Longer. More durable. Less expensive. More efficient. Environmentally friendly. These are the challenges that have motivated engineering for centuries.

Engineering is the application of knowledge, mathematical and natural sciences, and practical experience to the design of useful objects and processes. It is, in short, the pursuit of economy, conservation and innovation.

Engineers strive to make science serve society by putting theory into practice. It can be said that engineering began with the very first tool fashioned by Paleolithic man 2 million years ago. Today its impact is immeasurable and its application for the future, limitless.

Strive for perfection in everything you do. Take the best that exists and make it better. When it does not exist, design it.

Sir Henry Royce, British engineer