The United States Department of Energy (DOE) provides a wealth of opportunities for undergraduate students interested in conducting research in the fields of science and engineering. Through the DOE's Office for Workforce Development for Teachers and Scientists, undergraduate students are placed in one of the several national laboratories for a ten to sixteen week long internship, performing novel research with a DOE staff scientist.
On December 15th, 2009, Boeing 787 Dreamliner took flight from Paine Field, Everett for the first time amid hundreds of spectators and looming clouds. The historic three hour test flight marked a new era in aeronautical engineering; the airliner is touted to be Boeing's most fuel-efficient airliner and the first to use composite materials in its construction. After over two years since its original launch date, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner has finally arrived as the next coveted commercial airliner.