Promoting Science and Engineering

Posted on August 13, 2006  Comments (2)

Sexing Up Science (broken link deleted) by Mac Margolis and Karla Bruning

Another article discussing the need to focus on science and engineering education in the USA and the United Kingdom. It is nice to see the Duke study has worked its way into most recent articles.

Being in the field “teaches you to be flexible and ruthlessly creative,” says Pearson. Indeed, Richard K. Miller, president of Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Massachusetts, which graduated its first class in May, says it’s crucial to get students to think “outside the box” and work in teams. “Our future doesn’t depend on producing more engineers than China. [We] need more innovators,” he says. “Engineering is about invention.”

Related: Science and Engineering in Global EconomicsA New Engineering Educationour posts on science and engineering higher education (university level)

2 Responses to “Promoting Science and Engineering”

  1. cameron
    April 7th, 2008 @ 5:33 pm

    As a retired Engineer I think today’s generation doesn’t see Engineering as “sexy”. The electonics industry has been decimated and software is moving offshore. If I had my time over I would pursue science because the next 50 years will see astonishing discoveries in so many fields. This will be an exciting ride!

  2. Curious Cat Science and Engineering Blog » Electrifying a New Generation of Engineers
    October 23rd, 2008 @ 8:54 am

    “To date, Ybarra”™s programs have impacted more than 150,000 kids, and with so many programs now in place and spreading, that number increases by about 50,000 students per year…”

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