ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion
aroraborealis

interesting engineering?

Say you were trying to get people interested in engineering who were not already interested in it. You'd want to start by getting them in the door of an engineering department, probably by offering courses that would appeal to them by focusing the application of engineering on something interesting, like designing roller coasters or applying the concepts of the class to a social problem, like purifying drinking water in poor communities or some such. Does anyone know of a place where a collection these "interesting applications" might be listed? Alternately, what topics do you think would be a good way to interest someone who doesn't yet know that s/he could be into engineering to get in the door?
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