Where i work we are often shafted by the biology/chemistry department
because we do not do 'pure science' in those fields. And the eng.
department considers us to much towards bio and chemistry. But what the
Eng Dept fails to see is that Biotech is applying the knowledge of
biology, chemistry and engineering to develop new techniques and methods
to be used by "pure scientist's." It is like a chicken and the eggs
problem. Without pure science there are no engineers but without
engineers science research cannot be pushed forward.
Simply put Engineering is applying science knowledge to make useful things.
Senior Laboratory Technician
Center For Advanced Biotechnology