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Trey Walters

The Difficult Task of Balancing the Environment and the Economy

Last month my wife and I visited the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. While there we saw an inspiring IMAX movie on the American National Parks . I have visited many of these parks and, living in the beautiful American state of Colorado, I have a great appreciation for the importance of preserving natural beauty and the environment. This month the American National Park Service celebrates it's 100th anniversary. Modern society has many benefits which we all recognize and embrace. The global economy and all of our national economies together create jobs of course. But modern society has a...
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Can Engineers Accomplish the Impossible?

Inventing. Innovating. Creating. Conceiving. Problem solving. Engineering.

The Super Bowl is in the books (won by our local Denver Broncos and their "Orange Rush") and the next big thing on the calendar is, of course...National Engineers Week. Yes, this week is "EWeek", the week where we celebrate engineering accomplishments and the engineers behind those accomplishments.

As history has shown - especially over the last century and a half - many things once considered impossible are now part of our daily lives. Flight. Space travel. Global communications. Those "giant leaps for mankind" are inspiring, for sure, while being mixed in with millions of smaller steps along the way.

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The Great Climate Change Engineering Challenge

When I was a young engineer in the aerospace industry I frequently attended dinner meetings in the San Diego area on science and technology. At one of those meetings (in 1988 or early 1989) the featured speaker was Roger Revelle , often referred to as the father of (man-made) global warming science. Dr. Revelle passed away just a couple years later and while he was far along in years at the time, it was clear his intellect was still sharp. He spent much of his career in the San Diego area at UC San Diego and the nearby Scripps Institute of...
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