Electrical Engineering

John W. Burgeson (burgy@compuserve.com)
Sat, 22 Mar 1997 18:03:04 -0500

Stven Schimmerich, in commenting to Bill Frix, mentioned that he did not
see "Electrical Engineering" as a "science." As a physicist who once
wandered over to the EE department to expand my knowledge, and came away
much chastened (!), I have to disagree. Might as well say physics is not
science because it is not geology. Or vice-versa.

Properly taught, as it was at carnegie Tech 40 years ago (my tribe is
better than your tribe, I know), engineering ought to be as much a science
as any other. Else, we set up a ranking of disciplines, and only the top
one (physics, of course) wins!

Burgy (partially in humor. But the EE story is very real.)