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Americans See Engineers as Society’s Chief Innovators

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naperlou   3/18/2014 11:49:32 AM
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Rob, interesting survey.  I fully agree with the results.  What is the angst in the US over our education system today?  It is that we do not prodcue enough engineers.  The plain fact is that many people with engineer in their degree title would not be considered so in the West.  Many of the schools outside of the US or Europe would not get accreditation.  Engineering is not an easy subject. 

It is good to see that people are starting to recognize the role of the engineer.  Engineering, as opposed to science, is a creative activity.  The scientist explains what is.  The engineer creates things that do not exist.  I know that not all engineers are doing fully groundbreaking work, but many do.  I worked for years in the aerospace industry on various types of satellites.  All of them did something that had never been done before.  In many cases these were ground breaking technologies.  I was/am lucky.  In any case, the engineer that creates a device that helps make our life better is often making something new.  The added caveat, which makes the field even more interesting and challenging, is that in many cases, the cost and or size and or power consumption is a limiting factor.  Taking all of this together and making something successful is a very creative activity. 

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