As many of us shelter in place, essential workers are still out on the job. The U.S. government designates critical infrastructure industries to keep operating during a crisis. Across these sectors, engineers are helping make sure we have the products and services we need to get through the outbreak.
They’re keeping the lights on and water running, ensuring communications networks and computer servers are maintained, keeping supply chains operating and enabling ongoing manufacturing in everything from energy to national defense.
Engineers are also adapting existing operations to produce medical and safety equipment for health care workers on the front lines.
– Melissa Mathews, The Engineering 100