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Innovative engineers designed the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland, which moves boats between two different levels of canals. It is the only rotating boat lift of its kind in the world.

The Shanghai Tower

How kids engineer a bridge

Science teachers rock! Fredi Lajvardi, head of the Robotics Team at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, with Angelica Hernandez, whose robotics team unexpectedly beat MIT during an underwater robot competition.

Take a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Dream Big 3D...

Ron Goodman engineered the “SpaceCam” to solve a problem: how to make people feel like they are flying when they watch a movie.

The Solido IMAX Camera

Dream Big 3D - film crew

The MacGillivray Freeman film crew shoots atop an ancient world wonder, the Great Wall of China, for a scene in Dream Big 3D.

More scenes from the film...

Dream Big 3D - Ivanpah

The Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System is the largest solar thermal power plant in the world. Located in the Mojave Desert, the Ivanpah deploys 173,500 heliostat mirrors and has a gross capacity of 392 megawatts. Engineers in the clean tech industry look for ways to use renewable energy to help build a more sustainable future.

Dream Big 3D - Hoover Dam

Named after President Herbert Hoover, the Hoover Dam and Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge are some of the engineering marvels that appear in Dream Big 3D

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Stephen Taylor

France’s cable-stayed Millau Viaduct is the tallest bridge in the world, rising 1,125 feet into the clouds.  It is consistently ranked as one of the greatest engineering achievements of all time.

Dream Big 3D - Haiti Bridge

Haiti’s Chameau Bridge at sunset. The bridge crosses the Chameau River and provides the rural community with much-needed access to medical care and schools.

Menzer Pehlivan
American Society of Civil Engineers

Dream Big delves into the inspirational story of civil engineer Menzer Pehlivan, who as a young girl experienced a devastating earthquake in Turkey. Here, Menzer uses everyday items to demonstrate to children how engineers design and build earthquake-proof structures.

Dream Big 3D - Haiti Bridge

Haitian schoolgirls are among the first to walk across the newly built Chameau Bridge in Haiti. The bridge was built by the non-profit group Bridges to Prosperity, led by Avery Bang, which brings the benefits of engineering to developing countries.

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Student engineering teams from around the world build sun-powered vehicles to compete in the World Solar Challenge, a 1,500-mile race across Australia to advance solar and transportation technology.

Dream Big 3D - Solar car

High school students from Houston, Mississippi built this solar car to compete in the World Solar Challenge car race across Australia. These solar-powered cars are designed to test the boundaries of energy efficiencies.

American Society of Civil Engineers

On China’s central coast, Shanghai engineers build ever-taller buildings to accommodate the city’s 24 million residents. Its skyline includes the 2,073-ft Shanghai Tower, where 16,000 people live, work and play.

The Great Wall of China
American Society of Civil Engineers

The Great Wall of China has endured for thousands of years and is considered one of the great feats of ancient engineering. In Dream Big, viewers learn that in some sections of the wall, builders used sticky rice in the mortar, which enhanced its durability.