Re: Electrical Engineering

John Misasi (
Mon, 24 Mar 1997 17:52:19 -0500 (EST)

Ok, i would agree with Ruth in that engineering, is applied science...
But are engineers researching science, yes. Biomed engineer's are often
EE's in the Boston University faculty and they apply their knowledge of
signal analysis and control system to research how we hear and breath
(also a mechE area). These things are science. But what most engineers
do in industry is not science but Applied science.

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.

John Misasi
Senior Laboratory Technician
Center For Advanced Biotechnology