In This Issue
Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work
September 15, 2015 Volume 45 Issue 3
Articles In This Issue
  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    AuthorNicholas M. Donofrio and Katie S. Whitefoot

    Editors’ Note

    Anyone who caught an episode of Mad Men—or worked in an office in the 1970s—can easily see how technological developments have changed the workplace. Rows of typists transcribing documents from Dictaphones were replaced by personal computers and word processing ...

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    AuthorJennifer M. Miller

    Autonomous vehicle (AV) technology, popularly envisioned as “driverless cars,” has reached maturity and the cusp of commercialization (RAND 2014; Urmson 2015). Attention has turned to the many policy issues raised by such vehicles on public roads (Beiker 2012; Khan et al. 2012). Reports ...

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    AuthorKatharine G. Frase

    The Role of Public-Private Partnerships and Data

    When most of today’s 8th graders leave school they will work in jobs that do not yet exist. But current education methods and content cannot effectively prepare them, thus creating an employability divide as degree holders emerge into a ...

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    AuthorJohn A. Alic

    One day she learned something and the next day was left to do it alone. . . . Out here she saw it all the time, . . . nurses and soldiers and doctors and drivers and engineers alike, no one did what they’d been trained to do, they did what needed doing. She learned more in six weeks than she ...

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    AuthorLouis L. Bucciarelli and David E. Dre

    In the past few years leading, world-class universities have initiated massive online open courses (MOOCs) with the goal of providing high-quality educational experiences, free, to people around the world. Now a variety of institutions offer such courses, some for free, some for a fee.

    MOOCs may ...

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015

    RON LATANISION (RML): We appreciate your making time to speak with us. We are especially pleased to have a sitting member of Congress talk with us, and one who is a trained engineer.

    REP. PAUL D. TONKO (PDT): Thank you. It is rather interesting because you see the complexities of not only our ...