Happy New Year 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration, Structural terms | December 30, 2013

Did you know that the term “engineer” is from the Anglo-French word “enginer” which means to devise or construct?

Some etymological sources state that “engineer” proceeded from the Latin word “ingeniare” which also means to contrive or devise.

From these roots we also get the word ingenuity.

More specifically, engineering is the application of mathematics and scientific knowledge with ingenuity to materials, methods, or systems to understand the reaction of these to the physical influences of real situations.  This understanding may then be applied to investigate, design, construct, manufacture, or otherwise devise resolutions to problems encountered in these real situations which are helpful to mankind and/or improve the quality of life while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulations, costs, and time.

 

Now that your first lesson of the new year is concluded,

Have a Happy New Year!!

 

(This blog inspired by thoughts from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School Commencement Address by Wesley Bush, Northrup Gruman Chairman & CEO.)

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