The engineer: what role in the development of civilization?

by Gene Dallaire, Associate Editor; Civil Engineering,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1977, Vol. 47, Issue 10, Pg. 64-74


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: The engineering profession today is in a state of psychological depression, born out of lost pride in itself. Scoffing at the profession is a dangerous game. For soon, engineers will be faced with the most awesome challenge ever, with the well-being of Man at stake. Let's stop tearing down. Such saps the profession's energy, stifles its creativity. A better understanding of the engineer's historic role should help rekindle a renewed pride in the noble profession of engineering.

Subject Headings: Engineers

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