October 30, 2006

Celebrating Engineering in the Globe and Mail

This morning's Globe and Mail newspaper contained an insert from the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers entitled "Celebrating Engineering: From Nuclear to Life Sciences" with some very nice promotional articles on engineering.

The front page article is on Prof Molly Shoichet of UofT and how she applies engineering to spinal cord research. Inside there are also articles on engineers at Toronto's innovative and multidisciplinary MaRS Centre, Engineers without Borders and the role of engineers in today's complex engery mix. I applaud this effort, especially as it clearly makes the case that engineering isn't the boring old techy image of the past, that it can be about improving our health, saving the environment and making the world a better place. The insert doesn't appear to be online. I've emailed the OSPE to see if they have something I can like to and will update this post if necessary.

On that note, I'd also like to point out that there's an article in the Professional Engineers of Ontario's magazine Engineering Dimensions, What can diversity bring to engineering which is clearly in the same vein as the OSPE insert.

Update: Cleared up some OSPE/PEO linkage confusion on my part. Thanks David & Elizabeth!

Update 2006.12.20: Added link to the pdf of the supplement.

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