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Petroski to explore differences between scientists, engineers

Tuesday, March 27, 2012, 8 p.m. McCosh Hall, Room 50

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.

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