Technology-centric engineering students may leave school feeling less concerned with public welfare than when they entered, as schools feel pressure to introduce more technical instruction than ever before.

technology-disengagement-cultureThese results are from a study conducted by Erin Cech, a sociology professor at Rice University who surveyed more than 300 students from four different universities in 2003. She continued to survey those students  throughout their engineering education.

The study found that as engineering students continue their education they become less concerned for how the public will interact with the technology or structures...

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