‘Speak out on technical issues,’ says commencement speaker

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On September 15, 2008

In his spring commencement address May 17 at Missouri S&T, William Wulf, former president of the National Academy of Engineering, told almost 600 graduating seniors that they have a responsibility to speak out on technical issues, perhaps even run for public office.

“Although the United States is the most technically sophisticated society that has ever existed, and consequently a large fraction of our public policy issues have a technical dimension, the vast majority of the U.S. population doesn’t know enough science and engineering to meaningfully discuss those policies,” Wulf said.

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On September 15, 2008. Posted in Fall 2008, News