About Engineering

 

Theodore von Kármán

(aerospace engineer, mathematician and physicist, 1881-1963)

”Scientists discover the world that exists; engineers create the world that never was.”

 

 

Elon Musk

(needs no introduction)

 

Herbert Hoover

(engineer, the 31st President of the United States, 1874 – 1964)

 

“It is a great profession. There is the fascination of watching a figment of the imagination emerge through the aid of science to a plan on paper. Then it moves to realization in stone or metal or energy. Then it brings jobs and homes to men. Then it elevates the standards of living and adds to the comforts of life. That is the engineer’s high privilege.

The great liability of the engineer compared to men of other professions is that his works are out in the open where all can see them. His acts, step by step, are in hard substance. He cannot bury his mistakes in the grave like the doctors. He cannot argue them into thin air or blame the judge like the lawyers. He cannot, like the architects, cover his failures with trees and vines. He cannot, like the politicians, screen his shortcomings by blaming his opponents and hope the people will forget. The engineer simply cannot deny he did it. If his works do not work, he is damned…

On the other hand, unlike the doctor his is not a life among the weak. Unlike the soldier, destruction is not his purpose. Unlike the lawyer, quarrels are not his daily bread. To the engineer falls the job of clothing the bare bones of science with life, comfort, and hope. No doubt as years go by the people forget which engineer did it, even if they ever knew. Or some politician puts his name on it. Or they credit it to some promoter who used other people’s money . . . But the engineer himself looks back at the unending stream of goodness which flows from his successes with satisfactions that few professions may know. And the verdict of his fellow professionals is all the accolade he wants.”

 

 

Anunturi

Air Navigation Convention 2021

Air Navigation Convention – 12th Edition Aviation Emerging Challenges: Innovation and Coping with Change As we progress through the ages, we start to realize just how much the world of Aerospace has gone forward since its inception, at the beginning of the 20th...

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EASN Conference 2021

  EASN is the largest and important scientific network in the aerospace field.  The EASN Conference 2021 will take place on 1-4 September 2021 in Salerno, Italy. The prestigious conference creates the opportunity of networking with the most important Eurpean aerospace...

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Ciprian Dumitrache – awarded researcher 2020

  Alumnus 2010 Dr. ing. Ciprian Dumitrache was awarded the prestigious prize Ad Astra 2020 for excellency in scientific research, at the engineering sciences section. Graduate 2010 of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering University Politehnica of Bucharest, propulsion...

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Interview România Cultural

After 9 years, tomorrow, 18.02.2020, a new interview will take place with Mr. Conf. Petrișor Valentin Pârvu regarding the activity related to UAVs in the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering. The interview 9 years ago took place at the show Science Cafe, transmitted from...

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Invitation to Conference

We are pleased to invite faculty and interested students to attend the International Conference: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND STORAGE OF ENERGY ICEESEN 2020, Kayseri, Turkey Why this conference? relatively small participation fee: 350EUR for...

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Fokker Academy 2020

  Fokker Academy was established in March 2017, in the wake of signing the Partnership between UPB Faculty of Aerospace Engineering and GKN Fokker Engineering Romania. In the Fokker Academy, our students learn to design directly from highly experienced engineers,...

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