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Engineering Crossroads


The Bridge, Volume 28, Number 1 - Spring 1998
Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    POTS and PANS: Telecommunications in Transition

    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 ... Read More

    Author: George H. Heilmeier

    Engineering Crossroads

    Release date: Spring 1998

    Volume: 28

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Ensuring Stability in U.S. R&D Funding (editorial)

    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 ... Read More

    Author: F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr.

    Engineering Crossroads

    Release date: Spring 1998

    Volume: 28

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    The Urgency of Engineering Education Reform

    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 ... Read More

    Author: Wm. A Wulf

    Engineering Crossroads

    Release date: Spring 1998

    Volume: 28

    Number: 1

  • [Periodical Article]

    Engineering and the Crossroads of Our Species

    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 ... Read More

    Author: George Bugliarello

    Engineering Crossroads

    Release date: Spring 1998

    Volume: 28

    Number: 1