Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 21st (Annual Meeting)

url Is Engineering a Scientific Endeavor?

Annual Meeting
- At the Section's Annual Meetings, we have a global leader examine the the past or future of chemical engineering and offer views of what we can expect of the field or how a chemical engineer can lead in other areas affecting the wider world.

: Dr. Stuart Kurtz.

Topic: “Is Engineering a Scientific Endeavor?”

Stuart Kurtz graduated from MIT with an S.B. in Chemical Engineering, and from Princeton with an M.S. degree in Polymer Engineering followed by an M.A. and Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He taught at RPI in Chemical Engineering, and in Brazil as Professor Titular in Materials Engineering. This was followed by a career in industry accumulating around 30 patents and numerous papers and several awards. No longer obliged to earn a living, he focuses on Philosophy and Science, and climbing mountains because they are there.

Applied Science, technology and engineering have often been characterized as inferior to pure science, and as merely the application of principles learned from science. What is missed in this characterization is the creativity, inventiveness, vision and skills that are required to make engineering enterprises succeed.

Science and engineering make progress sometimes along different lines, and for different reasons and sometimes they overlap to a considerable extent. The differences and similarities of science and engineering might suggest that there a mutual ecology that is necessary for both.

This talk will focus on clarifying the practices of both science and engineering, and why they are in fact separate disciplines.

When: Tuesday, October 21, 2014, 5:30 - 8:00 pm (5:30-6:30 pm: Networking & Buffet Dinner; 6:30-8:00 pm: Presentation) Annual Meeting.

: Ukrainian East Village Restaurant is located at 140 Second Ave (just south of East 9th Street), Manhattan. Please pre-register to gain access to this meeting. Map

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• $10 for Master’s or Graduate Students;
• free for first 40
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