Physical

Physical engineers come up with solutions to contemporary problems in the physical and life sciences by applying fundamental principles.

What is Physical Engineering?

Invention: The first engineer known by name and achievement is Imhotep, builder of the Step Pyramid in Egypt.

Principles: Ideas, rules, and/or concepts need to be kept in mind when solving problems.

Taking it into a career:

  • Competitive wages
  • Ongoing career development resources
  • The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects
  • Meaningful projects that solve problems

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Programs & Education

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Small Engine Repair for Teens

Omaha, NE

Explore the convenience of doing your own repairs on equipment. See what it takes to repair lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, leaf blowers and mo...

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Car Care Workshop

Omaha, NE

Gain the confidence to complete basic car repairs and maintenance by yourself. Student must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants.

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Internships at HDR

Omaha, NE

An internship may be the most important step in the success of your career. We believe internships play a critical role in developing the next genera...

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STEAM Lab Summer Camp

Omaha, NE

Grades: K-6 Dates: STEAM Lab is offered twice, both sessions are identical Session 1: June 20-24 Session 2: July 11-15 Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm...

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STEAM Lab Summer Camp

Omaha, NE

Grades: K-6 Dates: STEAM Lab is offered twice, both sessions are identical Session 1: June 20-24 Session 2: July 11-15 Time: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm...

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Example Careers

Engineering Physicist

Education Requirements
A Master's degree

Average Salary
115K-118K


They focus on the use of physics when analyzing and evaluating engineering problems. They are key players with computational physics, superconductivity, applied thermodynamics, how materials react in high and low temperature, and space science research.

Engineering Scientist

Education Requirements
A Bachelor's degree, some have a Master's degree

Average Salary
100K-102K


They research, develop, and design new materials, devices, sensors, and processes for a diverse range of applications.

Career salary data provided by: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook handbook and O*NET OnLine.

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