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HST318 Spring 2016B Brittany Wojciehowski Dr. Peter Van Cleave HST 318 History of Engineering 4/03/2016 Unit 3 Capstone Assignment Prompt This assignment will be checked using anti-plagiarism software and returned to your instructor with an originality report. This capstone assignment has two parts. All students will answer the first prompt. Then each student should choose ONE of the options for the second part. Part 1 (ALL students) Given the amount of help he received from his team of muckers and the creation of a workspace at Menlo Park, should Thomas Edison qualify as an independent inventor, an early example of an industrial research laboratory, or something else? What do you think are the central similarities and differences between Edison at Menlo Park and Bell Labs? Part 2 (Choose ONE) Option A: Could an independent inventor (someone with only 2-3 employees) make substantial inventions in the specific field of engineering in which you work? Why or why not. Explain how important you consider advanced training in basic scientific principles to be in the specific field of engineering in which you work.
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  • Spring '16
  • Dr. Peter Van Cleave
  • Unit 3 , Capstone, Bell Labs, Incandescent light bulb, Menlo Park

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