SAM Animation and LEGO bring engineering to life

SAM Animation and LEGO bring engineering to life

I remember when I was an incoming college freshman and among all the other challenges we face at that time in our lives I had the daunting task of deciding exactly what type of engineer I wanted to be!  I mean, I had already gotten in to engineering school, wasn’t there just an “engineering” degree?

To my dismay, there wasn’t.  So, that’s where Google stepped in …   “What does an electrical engineer do?” … I searched…  “How much chemistry do you have to know as a chemical engineer?” … “What’s the difference between a civil and mechanical engineer?”

Several hours, days, months, conversations later, I landed on Mechanical Engineer.  And, I’ve never looked back, and if I had to do it again I’d still struggle through Heat Transfer.  But, if I would have had this clever stop-motion animation below visualizing the various types of engineers within minutes…. well, I still would have landed on Mechanical Engineer.  It just would have taken a lot less time in decision making.  I mean, who wouldn’t want to build a giant contraption to wipe out Zombies?!

Enjoy… made by our friends at the Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach.

Where it all started.


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