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Engineering Crossroads
March 1, 1998 Volume 28 Issue 1
The Bridge, Volume 28, Number 1 - Spring 1998
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  • Sunday, March 1, 1998
    AuthorGeorge H. Heilmeier

    Competition, customer-related concerns, and cost are forcing a major shift in the telecommunications industry, with significant implications for the engineering profession.

    I am going to talk to you this morning about POTS and PANS. I think some of you who've been around the telecommunica-

  • Sunday, March 1, 1998
    AuthorF. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.

    Today, the engineering community has good reason to be optimistic about the future. As a result of last year's balanced budget agreement and the booming U.S. economy, the government will likely produce a surplus this year for the first in time in nearly 3 decades. That's not only good news for ...

  • Sunday, March 1, 1998
    AuthorWm. A Wulf

    Incorporating a set of "new fundamentals" into the engineering curriculum and encouraging faculty to practice their craft are among the steps needed to bring engineering education into the 21st century.

    I want to talk about what should be - but aren't yet - watershed changes in ...

  • Sunday, March 1, 1998
    AuthorGeorge Bugliarello

    If engineering is to be a strong interlocutor in the dialogue about the future, it needs to become more integrated with science, society, and humanistic concerns.

    When, some 4 million years ago, we emerged or were chased from the forest, becoming a species distinct from our simian cousins, we ...