The New Engineer: Demographic Issues and BEST Practices - Presentation by Shirly Jackson
Engineer 2020 Visioning Workshop
A Bridge to the Future
The New Engineer: Demographic Issues and BEST Practices
Engineer of 2020
By: Shirley A. Jackson
National Academies Woods Hole Conference Center
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Tuesday, September 3, 2002
12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Thank you, Wayne [Dr. G. Wayne Clough, Engineer of 2020 Chairman, and President, Georgia Institute of Technology] for that warm introduction, and good afternoon.
Some miles south of here, there is a bridge that we at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are especially proud to claim as part of our heritage. It is the Brooklyn Bridge. It was designed by John Augustus Roebling. When completed in 1883, the uninterrupted span vaulting the East River between Brooklyn and lower Manhattan was an engineering marvel. The towers that hold the bridge stand on immense pneumatic foundations, which rest on the riverbed--a technology ...