Innovation in the Classroom: Preparing Tomorrow’s Engineers

Becoming more powerful everyday, engineering concepts and their respective masters are dealt with a challenge to maintain strict ethical standards. Whether it’s constructing a high-level bridge or developing a cybersecurity testing system, engineers must ensure their applications are safe, reliable, and protected. Dora Smith, Senior Marketing Director at Siemens, hosts Yannis Yortsos, Dean at USC Viterbi School of Engineering, for an in depth discussion about the potential impact student engineers have and becoming a responsible change maker. Listen below to gain insight from a chemical engineering expert on how engineers are becoming more than just “problem solvers”.

We live in times that are very important for many of the things that we do as engineers… I want to make sure that the there’s a continuum there, that we should not neglect, and have to look at it in a more holistic way—but science technology can be a big, entirely human trait. And certainly can make a big difference in the quality of life, essentially enriching life in many different ways.

Yannis Yortsos, Dean, USC Viterbi School of Engineering
Yannis Yortsos (left) and Dora Smith (Right)

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This article first appeared on the Siemens Digital Industries Software blog at https://blogs.sw.siemens.com/academic/innovation-in-the-classroom-preparing-tomorrows-engineers/