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The Changing Nature of Engineering
June 1, 1997 Volume 27 Issue 2
There seems to be a powerful confluence of technological and economic trends that, taken together, could produce dramatic shifts in engineering.
Articles In This Issue
  • Sunday, June 1, 1997
    AuthorMario Salvadori

    An engineer's personal experiences form the basis for an innovative educational program that uses concrete, visual problems to teach abstract math concepts to students in inner-city public schools.

    Many are the paths to a successful educational career, and they vary from country to country. In ...

  • Sunday, June 1, 1997
    AuthorWm. A. Wulf

    I would like to invite readers of The Bridge - especially those who are practicing engineers - to share with me their views on how engineering has changed in the last 50 years.

    Let me provide some context. Many of us feel that the practice of engineering will change dramatically in the coming 2 ...

  • Sunday, June 1, 1997
    AuthorMarc Levoy, Rebecca Richards-Kortum, and Eric Peeters

    A sampler of abstracts from the NAE Frontiers of Engineering symposium series reveals the range, depth, and cutting-edge nature of work being done by some of the nation's best younger engineers.

    Imagine 100 of the country's top younger engineers from industry, academia, and government labs ...
  • Sunday, June 1, 1997
    AuthorMarc Levoy

    There is a growing interest within the design, manufacturing, and graphics communities in building a device capable of digitizing the shape and appearance of physical objects. Depending on the type of object digitized, the resulting computer model may have many uses. For small objects, applications ...

  • Sunday, June 1, 1997
    AuthorLewis M. Branscomb

    Government should focus on its role as sponsor of basic scientific and technological research, while responsibility for narrow problem-solving should be left to the institution with the problem.

    In its annual Views and Estimates report to the House Budget Committee, the House Committee on ...