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View Resource National Academy of Engineering: The Bridge

Published by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), The Bridge presents "thoughtful opinion and analysis on engineering research, education, and practice; science and technology policy; and the roles of engineering and technology in all aspects of society." The Bridge is published four times a year, and on this site, visitors can read the current issue and browse the archive back to the first...

View Resource Great Engineering Achievements of the 20th Century

This site from the National Academy of Engineering features some of the greatest engineering achievements of the 20th century. Most of these technological advances are taken for granted by us as we use them in our everyday lives. Examples include air conditioning and refrigeration, radio and television and the internet.

View Resource Diversity in Engineering

This article is a revised version of a talk the author gave 4 October during the 1998 National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Annual Meeting discussing diversity issues in engineering, in terms of both underrepresented populations and 'individual diversity.' Target Audience: 2-4 Year College Faculty/Administrators

View Resource Kenneth L. Carper's Commentary on "Owning up to a Failure"

Given the role forensic engineers play in legal disputes, research in forensic engineering is also a topic on this engineering ethics website. In this particular article, Kenneth Carper offers a response to "Owning up to a Failure," a hypothetical legal case in which a machinery company sold a piece of faulty machinery that was not properly tested. Visitors can find that case here or by...

View Resource Grand Challenges For Engineering

Where will the next great ideas in engineering come from? What will they be? These are but a few of the excellent and thoughtful questions being asked as part of the Grand Challenges For Engineering initiative. Sponsored by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE), this website is part of their effort to solicit opinions on this material from engineering experts and members of the scientific...

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