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View Resource Civil & Structural Online @ BCIT

The British Columbia Institute of Technology maintains this Web site, which contains "a combination of text and graphics to introduce the field of civil and structural engineering." Several examples of important modern and historical developments in these fields are cited. The latter category includes discussions about the Roman aqueducts and Galileo's insights into engineering mechanics, while...
View Resource Young Engineers: Tomorrow's Ideas Today

This is the official homepage of Young Engineers, "a UK educational charity whose purpose is to inspire young people to recognise the importance and excitement of a career in engineering." Being tailored to British and other UK students, the site contains information on engineering competitions in the region, including coverage of past competitions and details on entering future events. Despite...
View Resource Library of Congress: Built in America

The Library of Congress offers this website, Built in America: Historic Building and Engineering 1933-Present in the United States of exhibits drawing from two large collections, Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) and the Historic American Engineering Record. The collections include "measured drawings, large-format photographs, and written histories for more than 35,000 historic structures...
View Resource Chicago Museum of Science and Industry: Black Creativity

From Jan. 14 to Feb. 28, 2005, the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry is featuring 2005 Black Creativity as part of the Engineering the Future exhibit, where visitors can “unlock the secrets of amazing engineering feats.” The exhibit highlights “engineering superheroes” and explains the science behind accomplishments of these African American engineers. Visitors are encouraged to join...
View Resource National Academy of Engineering: WTOP Radio Series Archive

Working with WTOP Radio and Federal News Radio, the National Academy of Engineering has created hundreds of radio features that highlight engineering innovations and stories that add technical context to issues in the news. Visitors to the site will note that they can search through the programs by year or theme. The themes here include "Environment", "Sports", and "Chemical Engineering". Some of...
View Resource Illustrated Classics of Engineering from the William Barclay Parsons Collection and Others

William Barclay Parsons served on the board of the New York Public Library from 1911 until his death in 1932. Parsons was also the chief engineer of the New York City subway system for many years, and collected hundreds of volumes related to civil engineering projects and transportation engineering, which he later donated to the library. This digital collection brings together books and...

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