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New Educational Website Celebrates the Accomplishments of Engineers
Date:2/13/2009

To coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the Draper Prize, Draper Laboratory, in conjunction with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), has developed a new website for students and adults to learn about the impact engineers have had on our daily lives, and to celebrate the accomplishments of the 32 engineers who have been awarded "Engineering's Nobel" since 1989.

Cambridge, MA (Vocus) February 13, 2009 -- To coincide with the 20th Anniversary of the Draper Prize, Draper Laboratory, in conjunction with the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), has developed a new website for students and adults to learn about the impact engineers have had on our daily lives, and to celebrate the accomplishments of the 32 engineers who have been awarded "Engineering's Nobel" since 1989.

The website, www.draperprize.org, will bring visitors through several scenes of "daily life" and highlight the Draper Prize-winning engineering technologies that help a person through his or her ordinary day. These technologies include GPS, the Internet, the Personal Computer, and Satellite Communications. The site also will educate visitors about the history and background of the prize, and provide information about the Prize's namesake, Dr. Charles Stark Draper.

"Many of today's greatest engineering innovations are so commonplace that they are taken for granted. The Draper Prize and its accompanying website celebrate the technological advances that have dramatically affected how we live. We hope that recognizing these achievements will i
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