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Something to think about: A VIEW FROM ACADEMIA Dean William Streett College of Engineering Cornell University, 1990. An undergraduate education should provide the following: 1. A firm foundation in math and science 2. Beginning of a working knowledge of current technology in a  specialized field 3. Acquisition of skills and motivation for continued self-education 4.  Opportunity to exercise ingenuity and inventiveness as part of a  research project
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Unformatted text preview: 5. Opportunity to perform engineering synthesis in a design project 6. Communication skills 7. Beginning of an understanding of the diverse nature and history of human societies, and their literary, philosophical and artistic traditions. 8. Beginning of an understanding and respect for the ethical, economic, political, social, and environmental issues surrounding technical developments....
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