From traffic lights, to banking, to school work — most aspects of our daily lives rely upon functional software programs. It’s the job of a software quality assurance engineer to ensure that programs operate exactly as intended. They are involved in all aspects of the process – planning, developing and assessing progress. They closely monitor the development phase, conducting multiple testing phases to ensure program performance meets quality specifications and functions as expected.

Process engineers are critical thinkers and problem solvers – applying scientific principles and mathematics to improve processes that develop the products we enjoy every day. Whether turning milk into cheese or oil into gasoline, these professionals specialize in maximizing the efficiency of transforming raw materials into final products. These innovations keep overhead as low as possible for production companies and prices down for consumers.

Mechanical engineering technicians take theory and make it a reality. They take a plan, get hands-on with math, science and physics, and bring efficient and safe mechanical systems and equipment to life.

Mechanical engineers are true mathematical thinkers. They combine their knowledge of engineering, physics and math to create functional and efficient mechanical systems. From design to installation, maintenance and repair—these engineers keep the systems that operate our world running smoothly.

Manufacturing engineers use their prowess for efficiency to improve agricultural processes and systems. From manufacturing and industrial machines to entire greenhouse systems, they’re everyone’s go-to on making things work. And they know that the more efficiently and responsibly we use our resources, the greater impact we can have on the world.

There is a cyber-attack approximately every 40 seconds, nearly all of which target personal identifying information like names, social security numbers, bank account information and passport numbers. Thankfully, cybersecurity engineers are working to keep sensitive and classified information safe from threats by designing, developing and implementing advanced network solutions. As these IT professionals outsmart would-be hackers, they protect the privacy of consumers and the reputations of businesses and organizations

Environmental engineering technicians are the boots on the ground in the fight against pollution—working front lines to save our planet. These professionals collect and test water and soil samples, inspect worksites and assist in the development of new devices and practices that protect our natural resources and public health.

Modern industries provide us with convenience and comfort—but unfortunately there is potential for dangerous waste and pollutants as well. When these pollutants endanger the quality of our air, soil and water, environmental engineers strive to solve these pressing issues and improve conditions. They work to advance issues like waste disposal, unsafe drinking water, recycling and sustainability.

Our world is brighter because of electronics engineering technicians—they rely on an understanding of circuitry and electronic systems to build and maintain the electronic equipment that powers everything from laboratories to transportation. Electronics engineering technicians roll up their sleeves to convert engineers’ plans to working prototypes. Their work is essential to the improvement of equipment that powers every aspect of our daily lives.

Streamed your playlist through portable speaker lately? Then you’ve encountered the work of an electronics engineer. Electronics engineers look at the challenges present in the ever-advancing world of technology and say, “bring it on!” Armed with a deep understanding of mathematics and science, these experts draw up theoretical designs of new and improved electronic equipment in nearly every industry imaginable.

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