Welcome to Engineer's Corner, the Minority Scientists Network page for professional engineers and engineering students.

Have you ever wondered what the world would be like without DVDs, CD players, and video games? These and many other technologies would not be possible without the brain power and hard work of countless engineers around the world. If you are interested in becoming an engineer, having a strong math and science background is only the beginning. As our featured professionals can attest, other skills such as writing and communication are also important.

We hope the links to engineering societies, funding opportunities, and engineering articles in FYI will provide support for your engineering career. Regardless of the type of engineering you pursue (civil, development, electrical, mining, mechanical, metallurgical, chemical, construction, military, or industrial), stay the course and invest the time and effort. The rewards will be worth it.

A few engineers and their careers ...

Engineering Societies

  • National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering ( NACME )

  • American Indian Science and Engineering Society ( AISES )

  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers ( SHPE )

  • Society of Mexican American Scientists and Engineers ( MAES )

  • National Society of Black Engineers ( NSBE )

Funding Opportunities

FYI

Articles of interest to minority engineers from Science Careers and MiSciNet ...

Spelman Students 'Score' Using Advanced Technology
SpelBots was created to provide hands-on robotics education and research for women computer science students at Spelman, and to promote robotics and computer technology among minorities.

Engineering Crossroads
Guillermo Ameer, an assistant professor at Northwestern University, talks about his career as a biomedical engineer.

Neural Prosthetics
Neural prosthetics involves a wide variety of prosthetic implants that interface with the nervous system to replace the body's damaged circuitry.

Careers in Wind Energy
Wind power has become one of the fastest growing sources of electricity generation in the United States and will likely produce plenty of jobs in a variety of areas.