Engineering has existed in one form or another for millennia but gained considerable traction during the twentieth century with the creation of aerospace, biomedical, genetic, and nuclear engineering. It also saw incredible advances in the areas of civil, chemical, and mechanical engineering. This wide-ranging volume introduces readers to the engineering field, chronicling the development of its various subfields and their growing importance in a world driven by innovation. Readers will learn about seminal moments in engineering history, the typical trajectory of engineering education, and the individuals who advanced this exciting field, all while acquiring a grasp of basic engineering concepts.
Series: The Study of Science II
Interest Level: Grades 7-12
Guided Reading Level: Z
Lexile Level: 1290
ISBN: 9781680482386 (Print) 9781680482393 (E-book)