Better Government—Can the Young Engineer Help Make it Happen?

by Daniel Yake, (A.M.ASCE), Assoc.; Budinger and Assoc., N. 920 Lake, Spokane, Wash. 99206,

Serial Information: Issues in Engineering: Journal of Professional Activities, 1982, Vol. 108, Issue 1, Pg. 27-31

Document Type: Journal Paper


With increasing repetition, decisions concerning complex engineering issues are being made along purely political lines. To counteract this trend, the engineer must actively become involved in the election of candidates who understand or are sympathetic to the technological consequences of existing and proposed legislation. Engineers must sacrifice a portion of their career to engage in pre-election campaigning, contribute funds, and even run for office to insure that judgments are based on rational, not strictly political, analysis.

Subject Headings: Government | Political factors | Legislation | Professional development | Engineering profession

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