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Lecture 5 NACA Discussion: Readings for today have one thing in common: they talk about engineering cultures. What is an engineering culture and what constitutes it? How do you know you’re in one? - communication structures (can be formal or informal) - priorities - methodology (how you go about engineering) - how decisions are made: one person making them vs. communal - outside vs. inside: what parts of the project are done within the organization, and what’s outsourced? - labor relations - accountability - leadership hierarchy / division of responsibility - background (encompasses training, education, work methodology, etc.) - geography; local culture - rewards/blame structure - size of the organization - values - expectations / work hours - age - funding sources - receptivity to new ideas - who are the role models? NACA: National Advisory Committee on Aeronautics Photo of members in slide shows Charles Lindberg, Doolittle, Orville Wright, and others. Founded in 1915 (World War I), as the U.S. was beginning to mobilize its resources for
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course AERO 16.872 taught by Professor Danielhastings during the Fall '03 term at MIT.

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