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Bringing Engineering Thinking into General Ed Courses

We live in a highly engineered world. Everything that humans encounter and use throughout our day-to-day lives are in some way designed, built, manufactured or distributed by engineers. Yet, many people have a limited understanding of how engineers work, think, decide and implement their work. By studying the history of engineering, non-engineers learn how our modern world came into being, how engineers improve the world in which we live today and how engineers use emerging technologies to shape the future. It is important for non-engineers to have a realistic understanding of both the potential and limitations of innovative technologies, as they are the shapers of the capital, political and social expectations for tomorrow’s engineers. 

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