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Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.
– Henry Petroski
Failure is central to engineering. Every single calculation that an engineer makes is a failure calculation. Successful engineering is all about understanding how things break or fail.
I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 15, 1916. My father, an electrical engineer, had come to the United States in 1903 after earning his engineering diploma at the Technische Hochschule of Darmstadt, Germany.
– Herbert A. Simon
Thirty percent of Americans have German blood in their family. I don’t see any major difference in the engineering abilities of Americans and Germans.
– Hasso Plattner
I went to engineering school, I went to physics class. I said, ‘Screw this, I don’t want to be here. I’d much rather be at a club playing music.’
– Huey Lewis
When I started flying, I realized how enjoyable it was, and flying became my main focus while engineering went on the back burner.
– Gregory H. Johnson
Genetic engineering is a result of science advancement, so I don’t think that in itself is bad. If used wisely, genetics can be beneficial, but they can be abused, too.
– Hideo Kojima
Science is about knowing; engineering is about doing.
I progressed through my schooling, undergraduate and graduate degrees, excited about math and science and engineering, but really didn’t think about being an astronaut at that point. It was kind of unreachable.
If you’re writing a novel, you can afford to see where the spirit takes you, but in terms of structure and engineering with a screenplay, you have to be quite pragmatic; otherwise, it will run away from you.
– Jane Goldman
I think people are realizing that engineering and science are extremely good degrees to get and you’ll be very highly paid once you’ve got them.
– James Dyson
Social engineering has become about 75% of an average hacker’s toolkit, and for the most successful hackers, it reaches 90% or more.
– John McAfee
I was one of the first practitioners of social engineering as a hacking technique, and today it is my only tool of use, aside from a smartphone – in a purely white hat sort of way. But if you don’t trust me, then ask any reasonably competent social engineer.
I look most like myself… when I’m wearing my black, nerdy engineering glasses.
– Junot Diaz
Engineering is treated with disdain, on the whole. It’s considered to be rather boring and irrelevant, yet neither of those is true.
A hacker is someone who uses a combination of high-tech cybertools and social engineering to gain illicit access to someone else’s data.
Manufacturing is more than just putting parts together. It’s coming up with ideas, testing principles and perfecting the engineering, as well as final assembly.
Millions of people were inspired by the Apollo Program. I was five years old when I watched Apollo 11 unfold on television, and without any doubt it was a big contributor to my passions for science, engineering, and exploration.
– Jeff Bezos
I suspect any worries about genetic engineering may be unnecessary. Genetic mutations have always happened naturally, anyway.
– James Lovelock
I began my studies in a sound and electrical engineering program, but I ultimately created a major called ‘Ritual Art.’
What made Manhattan Manhattan was the underground infrastructure, that engineering marvel.
– Andrew Cuomo
I was in chemical engineering at Cornell University. My girlfriend at the time dared me to do a play. I knew there was something I wanted, not necessarily engineering.
– Ato Essandoh
At the fourth grade level, girls at the same percentages of boys say they’re interested in careers in engineering or math or astrophysics, but by eighth grade that has dropped precipitously.
– Chelsea Clinton
Teachers need to be more inspirational. But it’s also up to engineering to make itself more interesting.
– Bruce Dickinson
Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape, in the process.
– Arthur Erickson
What’s nice about having an engineering degree is everybody thinks you are smart.
I think a craft becomes an art form when the space of possible solutions becomes so huge that engineering can’t carry you through.
– Bill Budge
We understand how to build and manage businesses that involve technology, engineering, and people at a large scale on a global platform.
– Azim Premji
We have a company, Geometric Software, which is into engineering services software. We have a company called Nature’s Basket, which is into gourmet retailing. Both are specialized companies.
– Adi Godrej
Engineering stimulates the mind. Kids get bored easily. They have got to get out and get their hands dirty: make things, dismantle things, fix things. When the schools can offer that, you’ll have an engineer for life.