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Title: Engineering: Cornell Quarterly, Vol.24, No.1 (Autumn 1989): Engineering in Context
Authors: Streett, William B.
Prausnitz, J. M.
Mayer, James W.
Calado, Jorge C. G.
Lewenstein, Bruce V.
Kline, Ronald
Keywords: Engineering
Cornell University
Mass Media
Issue Date: 1989
Publisher: Internet-First University Press
Abstract: IN THIS ISSUE: Introductory Comments by the Dean /2 (William B. Streett, dean of the Cornell University College of Engineering, introduces this Quarterly issue on the theme "Engineering in Context".) ... From Apollo to Prometheus: What the Humanities Can Teach Us About Engineering Education /4 (J. M. Prausnitz, a Cornell graduate who is a professor of chemical engineering at the University of California at Berkeley, calls for a broad education and outlook for engineers.) ... Commentary /15 (Five Cornell deans and professors respond to issues raised by J. M. Prausnitz.) ... An Artistic Approach to Materials Science: Interdisciplinary Innovation in the Classroom /23 (A new course offered by James W. Mayer, professor of materials science and engineering, and colleagues in art, English, archaeology, anthropology, and physics, explores the use of scientific techniques in analyzing art works, artifacts, and old books.) ... The Industrial Cauldron: Art, Technology, and Society, 1750-1850 /28 (Jorge C. G. Calado of the Technical University of Lisbon, who is an adjunct professor of chemical engineering at Cornell, writes on a subject in which he has special interest.) ... Frankenstein or Wizard: Images of Engineers in the Mass Media /40 (Bruce V. Lewenstein, a Cornell faculty member who is a specialist in the history and sociology of science and technology, considers public perception of engineering.) ... Manufacturing a Legend: Charles Proteus Steinmetz as Modern Jove /49 (The engineering history behind the popular image of the "Wizard of Science" who created lightning in a General Electric laboratory is explored by Ronald Kline, assistant professor of the history of technology at Cornell's College of Engineering.) ... Register /55 ... Faculty Publications /58
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