Imagine being part of that long line of innovators stretching back to the beginning of time-the ones who brought civilization forward by looking at some human task and finding a way to do it better. Imagine standing among those who built the pyramids, designed the space shuttle, planned the aqueducts of Rome, and constructed the Panama Canal. Membership in this prestigious society is open-and you are invited to join. Welcome to the world of engineering. 21 Things Every Future Engineer Should Know is an indispensable tool for students considering engineering or already studying it-and the parents, teachers, and advisors who guide them.