Engineering made in italy

There are stories that shows the imagination of authors capable of weaving fantastic textures, but the reality is that life is made up of special people who far exceed fantasy, and use it thanks to passion, commitment and vision. People that lives beyond the time they live, the tools they have.


To be precise, on 5th September, at the Polytechnic of Turin, Emma Strada graduated in engineering, and is the first Italian woman to do so. Such an extraordinary event that the commission takes an hour to decide how to use the word “engenieer” (in italian language ingegnere vs ingegneressa). Somehow grown up in an artistic environment, given that her father (Ernesto Strada) had a technical study of industrial and civil plant design, but not for this she spared herself graduating with honors.


In 1957 Emma founded the Italian Association of Women Engineer and Architect together with:

– Adelina Racheli

– Alessandra Bonfanti

– Vittoria Ilardi

– Anna Enrichetta Amour

– Lidia Lanzi

– Laura Lange

– Ines del Tetto

Thanks to Emma’s foresight, today AIDIA is an observatory on the female condition in the technical sector, and since 2019 it collaborates with ASVIS (Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development).


In her career Emma Strada has worked on:

– Access tunnel to the Ollomont’s mine (Aosta Valley)

– Design and construction of the “Automoto-funicolare” in Catanzaro

– Construction of the Calabrian branch of the Apulian aqueduct.

– Design and direction of the excavation operations of a gold mine near Macugnaga (Monte Rosa).


How many things can a person be? Perhaps as many desires as there are, driving its passions.

Leonardo da Vinci needs no introduction and it is right to talk about it precisely for his ability to have marked part of the path of humanity and if not in the real productions of the mind, certainly in the emotional thrust that has moved millions of people from his death to today.


The passion for observation and the work of the workshop have given Leonardo the opportunity to structure his modus operandi in a scientific way. Leonardo seems to have given engineering his desire to be remembered over time, just like Brunelleschi and his famous dome of the cathedral of Florence. Putting nature and mechanics together was the innovative vision of Leo’s genius that anticipated the scientific path by a hundred years.

Passion Passion Passion

Each era has its genius and its innovators, people able to give a boost to the whole of humanity if not in the reality of the works, certainly in the wonder and magic of inspiration. There are many ways to give history its name, and all have as their starting point the unstoppable passion of following their dreams or instincts, enriching them day after day with study and dedication.