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By W Richard Bowen

Round the flip of the millennium, a tender girl with impressive educational achievements in technological know-how and arithmetic utilized to check engineering at a ecu- pean college. She had selected to check engineering fairly as a result possibilities she anticipated it's going to supply her to contribute to the good- ing of others. It occurred that the collage engineering division to which she utilized had simply been excited about the layout of a car for a global velocity checklist try. whilst the younger lady visited the college for interview this “triumph of expertise” used to be provided as being a necessary instance of excellent engine- ing. despite the fact that, although it used to be transparent to her that the motor vehicle used to be technically ing- ious, she additionally known that it used to be of no sensible use. She concluded that she had misunderstood the character of engineering, and nonetheless wishing to aid others she replaced her plans and studied drugs, at which she veritably excelled. This younger woman’s swap of occupation used to be unquestionably a selected loss for en- neering. also, it had a broader, tragic size; for her figuring out of the aim of engineering was once extra mature than that of the lecturers she - countered. in addition, their imbalanced prioritisation of technical ingenuity over assisting humans isn't unusual inside of elements of the occupation.

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