The True Grand Challenge for Engineering: Self-Knowledge

September 2014
Issues in Science & Technology;Fall2014, Vol. 31 Issue 1, p19
Academic Journal
In this article, the author reflects on the publication "14 Grand Challenges for Engineering" in the 21st century published by the National Academy of Engineering, focusing on the challenge faced in cultivating critical thinking among engineers and nonengineers alike. Topics include critical reflection on world history by German philosopher Karl Jaspers, novelist C. P. Snow's criticism over historians, literary scholars, and philosophers knowledge, and engineers' lack of communication skills.


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