Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Nicholas M. Donofrio and Katie S. Whitefoot

    Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    Release date: Fall 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 3

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    Autonomous Vehicles Implications for Employment Demand

    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). ... Read More

    Author: Jennifer M. Miller

    Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    Release date: Fall 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Creating New Value with Performance-Based Industrial Systems Design and Operations Management An Engineering Opportunity

    In today’s slower-growth developed world many firms are experiencing reduced demand, in part because of the emergence of new providers of goods and services entering the market with lower pricing and margins. “Old school” original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and their ... Read More

    Author: Chris Johnson

    Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    Release date: Fall 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Education Transformation to Support Lifelong Learning

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Katharine G. Frase

    Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    Release date: Fall 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Beyond Schooling Educating for the Unknowable Future

    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 ... Read More

    Author: John A. Alic

    Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    Release date: Fall 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Balancing Innovation in Technology with Social Inclusion: The Second Industrial Revolution

    News stories describe the marvels of a hand-held device with more power than the Apollo space rocket, apps that can do almost anything, a driverless car being tested on city streets, 3D printing that creates a low-cost functional prosthetic hand, robots that perform advanced surgery, and projects ... Read More

    Author: Dan Swinney

    Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    Release date: Fall 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    On MOOCs

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Louis L. Bucciarelli and David E. Dre

    Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    Release date: Fall 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Op-ed: Why Investing in Research for the Developing World Will Benefit the United States Too

    Most funding agencies in the United States support research on technology that will benefit only wealthy parts of the world. The nano/robotic/green breakthroughs achieved in universities and other laboratories may never reach the billions of people in developing and emerging countries who need ... Read More

    Author: Amos G. Winter V

    Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    Release date: Fall 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    An Interview with. . .US Representative Paul D. Tonko

    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 ... Read More

    Fall Bridge Issue on Engineering, Technology, and the Future of Work

    Release date: Fall 2015

    Volume: 45

    Number: 3