Enabling American Innovation: Engineering and the National Science Foundation

Enabling American Innovation: Engineering and the National Science Foundation

by Dian Olson Belanger
     
 

Enabling American Innovation traces engineers' struggle to win intellectual, financial, and organizational recognition within the National Science Foundation. The tools and arguments of this struggle altered over time, but engineers continued to assert the value of their contribution, usually measured in comparative budgetary terms, and philosophical debates as

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Enabling American Innovation traces engineers' struggle to win intellectual, financial, and organizational recognition within the National Science Foundation. The tools and arguments of this struggle altered over time, but engineers continued to assert the value of their contribution, usually measured in comparative budgetary terms, and philosophical debates as they were played out through organizational manipulation.

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A history of the place of engineering in the National Science Foundation. Of interest to historians and policy makers, this study traces engineers' struggle for recognition and equal standing with scientists in the NSF, since its inception in 1950 to the present. The author draws on NSF archival material, Congressional proceedings, speeches by Foundation leaders, and numerous books. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

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ISBN-13:
9781557531117
Publisher:
Purdue University Press
Publication date:
03/28/1998
Series:
History of Technology Series
Pages:
375
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.13(d)

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