Citizen Engineer

Citizen Engineer

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The book that helps engineers thrive in today's radically new environment - where non-technical skills are as crucial as technical expertise * * Systematically addresses crucial business, legal, environmental, and societal issues engineers were never taught about in school - but can now make or break their careers. * Offers powerful insights into topics ranging from eco-responsibility to intellectual property to privacy. * Will resonate with virtually every modern engineer - regardless of specialty, industry, or experience. What it takes to be a successful engineer has changed radically in the past decade: success now requires expertise and insight in areas far afield from technology. Engineers must now consider not just the design requirements of their projects, but the full impact of their work - from ecological, business, legal, and even sociological perspectives. They are entering a new age of participative engineering and societal responsibility: the era of the citizen engineer. Citizen Engineer is both a handbook and a manifesto for engineers of all types nd backgrounds who want to succeed in this radically new environment. The authors show how building more techno-responsible and eco-efficient products can translate to higher profits for businesses - as well as an accelerated career path for engineers. They offer powerful insight into how the engineering field is changing, and practical guidance on adapting to these changes - and even leading them.If youa#39;re the owner of the bus, or even the company that did the final assembly, understanding the manufacturing process or waste issues is challenging at best. ... who argued in a 2007 opinion column that a Hummer is more environmentally efficient than a Toyota Prius hybrid.1 He ... the Sierra Cluba#39;s attitudinal advice columnist aquot;Mr. Greenaquot; has issued a detailed * There is also a subtler argument thatanbsp;...

Title:Citizen Engineer
Author:Dave Douglas, Gregory Michael Papadopoulos
Publisher:Prentice-Hall PTR - 2010


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