DRAMATIC IMAGES of the unthinkable World Trade Center collapse last month are used in this term's NCEinsite schools magazine to highlight the impact that the built environment has on all our lives.
And the vast number of engineers working alongside the emergency services in Manhatten to help the rescue and recovery effort prove that choosing a career in engineering can truly be a life-changing decision.
The latest NCEinsite is the third to be sent to school students across the UK in a bid to give more information about careers in the profession. Some 10,000 copies will be sent free to students teachers, parents and careers advisors over the next few weeks.
As before, NCEinsite works hand-in-hand with the Institution of Civil Engineers' Edifice careers CD Rom, which is also available free.
However, this term NCE has also got together with the Young Engineers organisation which supports nearly 1,500 engineering clubs in schools up and down the country.
Working with these clubs we will be putting together a special set of civil engineering and built environment challenges for the students.
These will run throughout the year but particularly in the run up over the next few months to NCE 's Civils 2002 exhibition (see box).
This term's NCEinsite also contains a variety of other exciting features about the challenges offered to civil engineers, including first hand testimonies of the variety of careers available.
But there is also great career help and practical advice including how students - and parents - can make life easier at university or college by getting industry sponsorship and how students can find the best course and college to suit them.
Along with inspirational photographs and a great competition to win a digital camera, NCEinsite is expected to continue to draw more young people into the industry.
INFOPLUS To get a copy of NCEinsite email your name and address to nceinsite@ construct.
emap. com To get a copy of the Edifice CDRom email edifice@ ice. org. uk For details of Young Engineers visit www. youngeng. org