Engineers develop tools, drugs and processes that enable us to
fight disease and disability.
From first-generation artificial retinas that may restore
vision lost through age-related eye disease to computer-aided text
and speech generation for people with other physical disabilities, engineers are
creating devices that overcome obstacles once thought insurmountable.
Research efforts on topics such as biofilms, drug design
on the molecular scale and novel catalysts guide engineers
to apply their findings to new classes of antibiotics, cancer treatments
and other medicines.
From cancer-fighting drugs manufactured on a bacterial assembly
line to complex pills created layer by layer,
engineered solutions to manufacturing, distribution and overall
efficiency provide faster, lower-cost means to address health problems.
What Role Do
Engineers Play in National Security?