IEEE Technology and Society Magazine

Issue 3 • Fall 1998

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  • Technology as "Big Magic" and other Myths

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):4 - 16
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  • Big government projects: which are successful and why?

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):24 - 31
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    From time to time, the U.S. government has initiated a particularly large, ambitious program, not as part of the normal R&D process, which tries to anticipate future needs, but in direct response to an immediate known national need. Such programs began with the identification of a compelling goal, then created and applied knowledge and expertise for the purpose of achieving it. In some cases, ... View full abstract»

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  • Broadening student perspectives in engineering design courses

    Publication Year: 1998, Page(s):18 - 23
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    The author gives an overview of an innovative multidisciplinary course, Design for Society, that has been offered since the spring of 1996 at Penn State Harrisburg. This course serves to introduce engineering technology and science students to the larger context of engineering and design. It attempts to broaden their perspectives on the potential for technology to serve human ends and to be seen a... View full abstract»

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