From Hollywood to production line, Manufacturing Global unveils 8 celebrities who have studied engineering. The list may surprise you.
You will know them best for donning red carpets in Los Angeles or starring in hit TV shows and films but these A-list celebs also have a hidden talent – a degree in engineering. The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering in London has shared a list of celebrities who have studied engineering to highlight the sector, and the likes of Cindy Crawford, Ashton Kutcher and Donald Sutherland make the list.
Impressed? We certainly were.
Celebrities in engineering
A number of celebrities have expressed an interest in become more technically-minded too, signaling greater interest in the industry.
Despite more people keen to build their own apps and a widespread interest in trends such as green technology there is a major shortage of engineers. In the UK alone, 1.82 million new engineering, science and technology professionals will be needed by 2022.
The Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, which has been likened to a ‘Nobel’ for engineering, aims to raise the public profile of engineering. The £1 million prize has this afternoon been awarded to chemical engineer Robert Langer for his revolutionary advances in the fields of chemistry and medicine.