Engineering research seeks improvements in theory and practice in fields such as (for example) high-speed computation, bioengineering, earthquake prediction, power systems, nanotechnology and construction. Major contributors to engineering research around the world include governments, private business, and academia. The results of engineering research can emerge in journal articles, at academic conferences, and in the form of new products on the market.

Engineers play an important role in science and discovery. Engineers design and build the research equipment, delivery systems and analysis tools for scientists to do their work.

NASA employs many more engineers than scientists.
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