Essays from Austria

In January I was fortunate enough to be invited to the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria (FH Oberösterreich) at the Wels Campus (Fakultät für Technik und Angewandte Naturwissenschaften) as a visiting professor. As part of this visit, I delivered an abbreviated version of the Impacts of Engineering course to students enrolled in the Masters program for Innovation and Product Management. This program is offered in English, which was a huge help for me!

The offering of my Impacts of Engineering course was entirely voluntary for the students so I was extremely pleased that 20 of them finished the course with me despite not receiving any credit for it. As part of the course I had students write an essay (and peer review their classmates’ essays) about the view of the role of engineering and innovation or product management in society. I have posted these essays on the class journal.

Winter 2016 essays
I think my favorite part of leading this course in Austria was the wide diversity of students that were a part of it. Several countries were represented and the students came from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds.


Author: devinberg

Associate Professor of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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