ND Engineers Tackle World Problems

By Tom Gallagher  |  Nov. 8, 2012

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A few years ago I was on the campus of the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. Before the Saturday afternoon football game, I attended a groundbreaking ceremony for the new, state-of-the-art Stinson-Remick Hall of Engineering.

The College of Engineering dean, Peter Kilpatrick, began the ceremony by declaring, "The College of Engineering is the most important college at the University of Notre Dame." Kilpatrick quickly explained: "I say this because engineers are called upon to solve the world's problems."

Kilpatrick recently reiterated this view. "I wholeheartedly believe that," he said. He listed several projects undertaken by Notre Dame students and faculty over the years to make his point.

Read more at the National Catholic Register

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