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  • James B. Wilkins (1929 - 2016)
    A man of sterling integrity and deep kindness, Mr. Wilkins loved people, animals, nature, and wildlife, and was a long-standing supporter of numerous environmental and wildlife causes. He was an avid...
  • St. Claire Prothro Guess, Jr. (1917 - 1995)
    St. Clair Guess Jr., was Denmark, South Carolina mayor and soil board founder. DENMARK - Services for St. Clair Prothro Guess Jr., 77, will be held at 10 a. m. Friday at Christ Episcopal Church, wi...
  • Earl Allen Whepley, Jr. (1934 - 2010)
    Rev. Earl Allen Whepley 75, of Indianapolis passed away Thursday, April 8, 2010. He was born Aug. 3, 1934, in Visalia, CA, to Norca E. (Roberson) and Earl A. Whepley Sr. and grew up in Lemon Cove and...
  • John Roger Stephens (1921 - 1979)
    John Roger Stephens (Jack/Grandpa Jack) was a former Corporal Belly Gunner in the Marine Corps in the Pacific Tour. He was also formerly an Industrial Engineer with Eaton Corporation. He was the father...
  • Brig.-General Michael Richards (1673 - 1721)
    Michael Richards (1673-1721) was an Irish military engineer who rose to become Chief Engineer of Great Britain and Surveyor-General of the Ordnance. He was the son of Jacob Richards, also a leading...


An engineer is a professional practitioner of engineering, concerned with applying scientific knowledge, mathematics, and ingenuity to develop solutions for technical, societal and commercial problems. Engineers design materials, structures, and systems while considering the limitations imposed by practicality, regulation, safety, and cost. The word engineer is derived from the Latin words ingeniare ("to contrive, devise") and ingenium ("cleverness").

The work of engineers forms the link between scientific discoveries and their subsequent applications to human needs and quality of life.

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