Engineering is a rewarding field in applied science.
The study of science is an impartial study of the natural world around us. It consists of posing questions in the form of experiments to try to gain an understanding as to how the universe works.
In the process of probing nature for her secrets, humans have had to become more and more clever in how they pose such questions. It is no longer sufficient to measure the acceleration of gravity by dropping cannonballs; today's experiments are at the very pinnacle of technology and require specialized equipment from a multitude of disciplines to perform properly.
Most of this equipment is designed and built by engineers: people who apply the laws of physics and chemistry, not only to further the process of discovery, but to create the buildings, vehicles, and communications for humanity to perform at peak efficiency.