"Engineering is an old profession that has always played an important role in making
life easier, richer, and safer. From the roads and structures of the Roman Empire,
to the 1969 landing on the moon by Apollo 11, we have clear evidence of the significant
contributions that engineers have made here on this planet - and beyond. These important
technical achievements are a testament not only to their mastery of mechanical and
physical laws but also to their ingenuity, imagination, and creativity. "
Martha Salcudean, Inno'va-tion James Downey and Lois Claxton, Key Porter book