Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Margot Weijnen, Paulien Herder
    Pages 9-14 Open Access
  3. Jameson M. Wetmore
    Pages 15-19 Open Access
  4. Armand Hatchuel
    Pages 21-32 Open Access
  5. Dan Siewiorek
    Pages 33-37 Open Access
  6. Yoram Reich
    Pages 39-50 Open Access
  7. Shyam Sunder
    Pages 51-60 Open Access
  8. Langdon Winner
    Pages 61-73 Open Access
  9. David Howarth
    Pages 89-95 Open Access
  10. Joel Chan, Steven P. Dow, Christian D. Schunn
    Pages 111-139 Open Access
  11. Glory E. Aviña, Christian D. Schunn, Austin R. Silva, Travis L. Bauer, George W. Crabtree, Curtis M. Johnson et al.
    Pages 167-186 Open Access

About this book


This open access book examines how the social sciences can be integrated into the praxis of engineering and science, presenting unique perspectives on the interplay between engineering and social science. Motivated by the report by the Commission on Humanities and Social Sciences of the American Association of Arts and Sciences, which emphasizes the importance of social sciences and Humanities in technical fields, the essays and papers collected in this book were presented at the NSF-funded workshop ‘Engineering a Better Future: Interplay between Engineering, Social Sciences and Innovation’, which brought together a singular collection of people, topics and disciplines. The book is split into three parts:

                A. Meeting at the Middle: Challenges to educating at the boundaries covers experiments in combining engineering education and the social sciences;

                B. Engineers Shaping Human Affairs: Investigating the interaction between social sciences and engineering, including the cult of innovation, politics of engineering, engineering design and future of societies; and

                C. Engineering the Engineers: Investigates thinking about design  with papers on the art and science of science and engineering  practice.          


Engineering and Social Sciences Engineering Education Innovation Science Technology Studies Future Education Social Science and Technology Multidisciplinary Studies Social science in engineering

Editors and affiliations

  • Eswaran Subrahmanian
    • 1
  • Toluwalogo Odumosu
    • 2
  • Jeffrey Y. Tsao
    • 3
  1. 1.Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburghUSA
  2. 2.Engineering and SocietyUniversity of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA
  3. 3.Sandia National LaboratoriesAlbuquerqueUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-91133-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-91134-2
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