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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Aviation Week

Explore the science behind flight and the dynamics of airplanes. Compete in a paper plane competition and fly a drone through an obstacle course. We...

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Aviation Week

Omaha, NE

Explore the science behind flight and the dynamics of airplanes. Compete in a paper plane competition and fly a drone through an obstacle course. We...

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Engineer Week

Omaha, NE

Design and build contraptions that are wild, crazy and defy logic using 3D pens, legos and other objects, construct roller coasters, car rockets and m...

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In-person

Hot Wheels Stunt Squad Camp (6-8 yr olds)

Omaha, NE

Every day is a new Hot Wheels adventure! Campers will design their own cars and tracks, and explore the physics and engineering behind test runs.

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Hot Wheels Stunt Squad Camp (6-8 yr olds)

Omaha, NE

Every day is a new Hot Wheels adventure! Campers will design their own cars and tracks, and explore the physics and engineering behind test runs.

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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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