Petroski to explore differences between scientists, engineers
Posted March 16, 2012; 09:49 a.m.
Henry Petroski, a professor of civil engineering and history at Duke University, will present a lecture titled "Einstein and Steinmetz: Prototypes or Stereotypes of Scientists and Engineers?" at 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, in McCosh Hall, Room 50. Petroski will discuss how e ngineers and scientists are often grouped under the single rubric of "scientists," which masks some fundamental differences in how members of the two scientific cultures think and what they do.