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re: The passion in engineering
Mxv   2/7/2012 12:09:25 AM
The ruling class is not interested in Don Morgan or his students. Both parties have been corrupted. Unless we get a viable third party, we'll just have the usual choice of tweedle-dee or tweedle-dum.

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EREBUS0   2/3/2012 10:08:46 PM
Every generation has its own set of doer's. What changes is the medium in which they innovate. With technology changing faster each day, ideas for its use will quickly increase as well. How many of us would have predicted a Facebook? I eagerly await the next neat idea.

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mcgrathdylan   2/2/2012 8:11:06 PM
A very inspiring piece. Difference makers like Don Morgan are in vastly short supply. As time goes by I am more and more convinced that engineers are born, not made. It is a calling. Still I feel that the more kids who gain exposure to science and people like Don Morgan, the more that will hear that calling. It's totally possible in today's world to get a college degree without ever having taken more than a couple of basic survey courses in chemistry, biology, etc. To ignite "the passion" we need to increase exposure to the joys and mysteries of science and engineering.

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David Ashton   2/2/2012 7:58:37 PM
Brian, I recently had the good fortune to get involved in judging the IGen Led challenge in which teams of schoolkids are given a PIC board and some LEDs and other bits, and make what they can out of it. I saw lots of passion there too, from the kids and their teachers / mentors. But unless the people who lead our countries level the playing field so that China and other countries don't have a huge advantage, passion is not going to be enough. There's a lot of good comments on this in the Rebuilding America link at the bottom of your article. Seems to me a lot of CEOs have plenty of passion for making tons of money any way they can, but no passion for their country, community and people.

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