Lec 10 - University of California, Berkeley Engineering 124...

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University of California, Berkeley Professor Kastenberg Engineering 124 Impacts of Technology on Society Engineering 124 Lecture 10 Feb. 20, 2007 MIDTERM POSTPONED ONE WEEK to MARCH 1 st , 2007 National Engineers Week – Feb 18 – Feb 24 – The week that contains Washington’s Birthday George Washington is considered the country’s first engineer He was a Military Engineer Surveyor (Civil Engineer) Born on 1732 (Mnemonic – square root of 3) Built the Baltimore & Ohio Canal to bring the coal down from the mountains Black History Month – February Elijah McCoy – Black engineer, parents were slaves who Invented a way to lubricate the wheels on the train continually during operation Other companies try to steal the design leading to the saying: “We want the real McCoy” Our country grew out of our vast resources Eriksson o Invented Iron Clad for the Monitor versus Merrimack o Thermodynamic Eriksson Cycle o Military engineers were always looked highly upon After civil war, civil engineers found a professional society to enhance the profession of
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This note was uploaded on 04/02/2008 for the course E 124 taught by Professor Kastenberg during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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