Conor Walsh

Conor Walsh

Develops soft exoskeletons that improve walking for soldiers and others.By Tom Gibson, P.E.Ever suffer a leg or hip injury and wish you could strap on a pair of pants that would give you a boost and let you walk easier so you can do the things a healthy person does?...

Ryan Wotipka

Engineering Student Designs a Windmill for an Indian Village in MexicoBy Tony and Alison MartinezRyan Wotipka built the turbine that won first prize out of junkyard parts. Even so, the college senior admits it was tough to buy what he needed while working his way...

David Friedman

Designs a Safer, More Fuel-Efficient Automobile By Joe and Diane Devanney Until a generation or so ago, the fields of engineering and public policy were viewed as separate domains. In recent years, however, engineers have increasingly intruded into the policymaking...

Lillian Moller Gilbreth

Pioneering Industrial Engineer Was More Than a MotherBy Dee Anne FinkenMost people don’t know Lillian Moller Gilbreth by name, but mention Cheaper by the Dozen, the 1950 memoir and film based on her life and that of her family of 12 children, and sparks of...

Maynard Hill

Legend Pilots a Radio-Controlled Model Airplane Across the Atlantic OceanMaynard HillIn 2003, while the world celebrated the centennial of the Wright brothers’ first flight at Kill Devil Hill on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Maynard Hill traveled to the coast of...

George Gardner

Way Up in the Air  In 1999, many eyes focused on the Outer Banks of North Carolina as engineers and contractors attempted to move the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse nearly half a mile inland to protect it from ocean waves that encroached as the beach eroded. International...