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Slideshow: 18 People You Didn't Know Were Engineers

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Elizabeth M
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Re: News to me
Elizabeth M   4/29/2013 4:18:49 AM
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Ah, OK, I just sort of meant it anecdotally, Rich, as it seems like so much of the innovation we write about comes out of MIT. I am sure a case can be made for more than one institution to be the best...I certainly didn't mean to offend anyone at the other fine engineering universities out there!

Here is a link to someone's list of top undergraduate engineering schools...MIT is at the top but as you can see of course there are a number of other fine schools: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/engineering

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Charles Murray   4/26/2013 5:52:27 PM
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Any thoughts on why we're not seeing any EEs on this list? Was there such a thing as an EE degree in Hitchcock's day?

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richnass   4/26/2013 7:39:27 AM
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Elizabeth, you'd better be careful with that one (saying that MIT is ther best you can get). I'm sure many people would debate that. You'd certainly have to define "best."

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Elizabeth M   4/26/2013 5:36:47 AM
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Well, I guess if you're going to get an engineering degree, you might as well go big. I would say MIT is the best you can get!

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Re: Eric Fisher
Charles Murray   4/25/2013 8:26:45 PM
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Mechanical engineer Eric Fisher was the first player chosen in tonight's NFL draft.

http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/2013/4/25/4179478/nfl-draft-results-2013-eric-fisher-kansas-city-chiefs-first-overall

 

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Rob Spiegel   4/25/2013 7:51:43 PM
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Thanks Nadine. I knew somebody would challenge me when I noted I didn't see the engineer in Hitchcock's work. Perhaps he gets the extra credit for making his engineering approach seem natural and un-engineered.

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Eric Fisher
Charles Murray   4/25/2013 7:43:52 PM
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I see that mechanical engineer Eric Fisher is projected to be the first player picked in the NFL draft, which takes place in about 15 minutes.

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Charles Murray   4/25/2013 7:40:56 PM
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Good point, Al. I, too, was surprised that there were no electrical engineers on the list. I can't imagine why. I have actually bumped into a few other names since publishing the article, but none of those were EEs either.  

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Re: Interesting read...I was almost wondering
Charles Murray   4/25/2013 7:28:04 PM
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There are a few engineers in Congress, TJ. I was amazed, however, to learn from commenter Dave Palmer that there are 15 engineers in Congress. I now know of a couple others -- Cliff Stearns (who was recently voted out) and Dan Lipinski of Illinois. But 15 surprised me. Thanks to Dave Palmer for that info.

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Charles Murray   4/25/2013 7:20:17 PM
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I agree that engineering sets the stage for other skills, Liz. I also foun it interesting how many of our engineers used skills obtained at MIT: John H. Sununu; John E. Sununu; Tom Scholz and Pete Stark. That's a high percentage from a single school.   

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