If you believe tabloid newspapers or cable news networks, people are always just minutes away from a disaster. Although disasters do happen, the truth is that most times they don’t. Thanks to the troubleshooting nature of engineering, airplanes tend to stay in the sky. Thanks to scientific research and studies, we know how to limit the spread of many deadly diseases. This STEM-focused series helps readers examine key details and draw conclusions about how engineering, science, technology help prevent disastrous events or lessen the impact of them.