Intellectual cross-pollination in vogue at UVM
Release Date: 07-16-2007
Author: Tim Johnson
[The following is reprinted from the Burlington Free Press.]
Consider the Golden Gate Bridge: It's not just a marvel of engineering design. It's also a structure favored by people who want to leap to their deaths.
As such, the bridge is a fine example of a technological achievement that has had unintended consequences, and serves as a testament that engineers would do well to master more than the narrowly prescribed technical subjects commonly taught in engineering schools. They also have to understand something of the humanity their technical work is supposed to serve. ...
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