How to Enhance the Interest for Engineering and Sciences
Dr. Jacques Peters
University Louvain P.M.A.
, 300, Heverlee B 3000
some Western industrial countries the interest for the engineering profession
has dropped during the last decennium . The author investigate a series of
causes , among those: the social and economic status of
the engineering career has significantly dropped as engineers often
technical competence is superseded by economic,. financial , even commercial
ones. in the management of companies.
Technical achievements are generally underestimated as to their cultural, social
and human content. On the other hand high school as well as university education
are not engineering friendly. the
recent introduction technical
overview courses in high
school often miss their aim when taught by teachers in humanities who generally.
have little feeling for the field. Science and Engineering students have more
credits in humanities than humanity majors in sciences! Books of history relate
more on war and politics than on the impact of scientifical and technical
findings upon the development of the society.
Engineering, Technology, Human culture.