The Entrepreneurial Engineer

Monday, January 08, 2007

Reflecting on the nature of engineering

My logical positivist colleagues never met a qualitative approach they couldn't dismiss. Nonetheless, my colleague Michael Loui and I have been organizing an activity at Illinois called Engineering and Technology Studies at Illinois or ETSI (see here). This all started with some of my TEE blogging about the philosophy of engineering (see here), but we now have 30 people in engineering and across campus interested in the activity.

The web site has more information, including a whitepaper (here) and a presentation (here), but the key set of activities revolves around a lecture series (here). We hope to record and post these lectures for viewing on the web. Stay tuned for further developments.


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