Articles

“Can You Anticipate Your Profits on a Current Job?” Engineering News-Record, March 19, 1959

“The Do-It-Yourself Clause” Progressive Architecture, April 1959

“The Civil Engineer in Fiction” Civil Engineering, August 1959

“Socialism and the Man of Good Will” Monthly Review, September 1959

“Mr. Krutch and the Scientific View” American Scholar, Spring 1960

“The Civil Engineer: The Space Age’s Forgotten Man?” American Engineer, August 1960
Also published in: The Transit of Chi Epsilon, Vol. 32, 1960

“The Engineer and the Liberal Arts—A Crisis of Two Cultures” American Engineer, February 1962

“Wrong Way on the 8:10—The Commuter in Reverse” The New York Times Magazine, May 12, 1963

“Compatible—Engineering and Art” Consulting Engineer, February 1963

“Engineering and History” American Engineer, June 1963

“Engineering and Music” American Engineer, November 1963

“Engineering and the Philosophy of Science” Consulting Engineer, December 1963

“Engineering and the Good Life” Consulting Engineer, March 1966

“Liberal Learning and the Engineer” Journal of Engineering Education, May 1967

“Through a Glass Brightly” Consulting Engineer, October 1967

“The Civilized Engineer” Engineer, March-April 1968

“Engineers and the End of Innocence” Technology and Culture, January 1969

Review of Cultural Development of Managers, Executives, and Professionals and Engineering: Its Role and Function in Human SocietyTechnology and Culture, January 1969

“The Existential Pleasures of Engineering” Transactions of the New York Academy of Sciences, May 1969

“Welcome to the Red Tape Housing Jungle” The New York Times, April 25, 1971

“Anti-Technology: The New Myth” Civil Engineering, January 1972

Review of The One CultureTechnology and Culture, April 1972

“The Engineer and Pollution Control—Some Objections to the Simplistic Approach” Engineering Issues, July 1972

“In Response to de Rubertis” Civil Engineering, December 1972

“Federal Housing Shows Need for More Inputs from Engineering Firms” Professional Engineer, October 1973

“A Word for the Builders of Subsidized Housing” Real Estate Section, The New York Times, July 8, 1973

Review of The Third Sector: New Tactics for a Responsive SocietyCivil Engineering, June 1974

“In Praise of Technology” Harper’s, November 1975
Also published in: Quadrant (Australia) July 1976
Museum News, July/August 1976
Across the Board, November 1976
Dialogue (U.S.I.A.) Vol. 10, No. 1, 1977
Can Man Survive?, University of Kansas, 1977
Technology and Change, Boyd & Fraser, 1979

“Creativity and the Anti-Technologists” Civil Engineers in the World Around Us, American Society of Civil Engineers 1974

“Conscience, Error & Responsibility” Professional Engineer, January 1976

“White House Scientists” Harper’s, February 1976

“Society, Not the Engineer, Failed the Environment” Newsday, March 28, 1976

“The Job-Enrichment Mistake” Harper’s, May 1976
Also published in:  The Dryden Press, 1977 & 1980

“Technology and the Lives We Lead,” review of Civilizing the MachineBookletter, July 5, 1976

“Technology and the Human Adventure” House & Garden, July 1976

“Another Utopia Gone: The Gentle Sophistries of the Club of Rome” Harper’s, August 1976

“Toward a New Philosophy of Engineering” Abstract Journal, XIV UPADI Convention, Rio de Janeiro, October 3- 10, 1976

“Liberal Learning, Morality and the Engineer” The Year 1975-76, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

“Thoughts from the Dais” Harper’s, February 1977
Also published in:  The Stevens Indicator, Spring 1977
C.A.S.E. Currents, May 1978

“Politicians of the Future: Schooled in Technology” Newsday, March 6, 1977

“Hired Scapegoats: In Support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers” Harper’s, May 1977
Also published in:  Ethical Problems in Engineering, RPI, 1978
Sons of Martha, Ed. A. J. Frederich, ASCE, 1989

“Small is Dubious” Harper’s, August 1977
Also published in: The Los Angeles Times, July 24, 1977
Dialogue (U.S.I.A.) Science Digest, September 1981

“Samuel Florman Responds” HPT News, Lehigh University, October 1977

“Engineering and the Female Mind” Harper’s, February 1978
Also published in:  The Floridian, St. Petersburg Times, February 12, 1978
The New Current (Smith College) April 1978
Societal Issues, Scientific Viewpoints, American Institute of Physics, 1987

“Technology’s Minor Moments” Harper’s, June 1978

“The Existential Engineer” Engineering Advancement, September/October 1978

“Moral Blueprints: On Regulating the Ethics of Engineers” Harper’s, October 1978
Also published in:  Electro Professional Program, April 24, 1979
Ethical Problems in Engineering, 2nd Edition, RPI, 1980
Engineering Professionalism and Ethics, John Wiley & Sons, 1983

“Tinker Toy Time,” review of Technocracy and the American DreamThe American Scholar, Autumn 1978

“Building Things Satisfies Basic Human Urge” Engineering News-Record, February 15, 1979

“Engineering Ethics on the Job” The Institute (IEEE), August 1979

“Pomp and Civil Engineering” Harper’s, November 1979

“Standards of Value” Harper’s, February 1980

“A Survivor’s Story” Engineering News-Record, April 17, 1980

“Work and Daily Life: Scientific/Technological Advance Paper” Spring Hill Center, April 1980

“The Appropriate Technology Debate” Proceedings, MSC Student Conference on National Affairs, Texas A&M University, Spring 1980

“Technology and the Tragic View” Alternative Futures, Spring 1980
Also published in:  Technology and the Future, 4th Edition, St. Martin’s Press, 1986

“Man the Maker”Science Digest, Summer 1980

“Who Says Small is Beautiful?”Public Works Historical Society Newsletter, December 1980
Also published in:  PE, March 1981

“Do It Yourself Is the Message,” review of The Next Whole Earth CatalogThe New York Times Book Review, January 25, 1981

“Living with Technology: Trade-Offs in Paradise”Technology Review, August/September 1981
Also published in:  Social Issues Resources Series, Vol. 1, 1982

“Why Fear Technology?” Campus Reports (sent to 60 newspapers by Newspaper Syndication Division of EPE) August 17, 1981

“The Hardy Boys and the Microkids Make a Computer,” review of The Soul of a New MachineThe New York Times Book Review, August 24, 1981

“Good Intentions Are No Substitute for Good Engineering Practices” Engineering Times, November 1981

“Where are the Women Engineers?” Across the Board, January 1982
Also published in:  The Scarsdale Inquirer, December 24, 1981

“Risk Analysis and the Congressman-Engineer” Technology Review, February/March 1982

“Beyond Excellence” The ECS Reporter, Winter 1982

“On Getting the Most Out of Engineering” (Interview) Graduating Engineer, March 1982

“Technophobia in Modern Times” Science 82, April 1982

“Why Engineers Should Uphold Government Regulation” Engineering Times, April 1982

“Engineering and the Liberal Arts: A Beneficial Diffusion” Engineering Education, May 1982

“Technological Literacy: An Uneasy Victory” Technology Review, July 1982

“The Irrational Search for Scapegoats” American Society for Metals News, July 1982

“A Skeptic Views Ethics in Engineering” IEEE Spectrum, August 1982

“The Environmental Elite,” review of Progress and PrivilegeThe New York Times Book Review, August 8, 1982

“The Civilized Engineer” Engineering and Humanities, John Wiley & Sons, 1982

“How Not to Protect Our Water,” review of Water: The Nature, Uses and Future of Our Most Precious and Abused ResourceThe New Leader, September 6, 1982

“Firming Up Foundations for the Future” Technology Review, October 1982
  Also published in:  Newsletter of the New Mexico Democratic Council

“Nuclear Angst” New Jersey Bell Journal, Fall 1982

“Blaming Technology” The Year, 1981-1982, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

“How Engineering Is Like Baseball” Technology Review, January 1983
Also published in:  Sons of Martha, Ed. A. J. Frederich, ASCE, 1989

“The Engineering View” Mechanical Engineering, January 1983
Also published in:  The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Summer 1984

“Science for Public Consumption: More Than We Can Chew?” Technology Review, April 1983
Also published in:  Contemporary Moral Controversies in Technology, Oxford Univ. Press, 1987

“A United Voice for Engineers” Technology Review, July 1983

“Technology and the Human Spirit: A Philosophical Look at Engineering” Canadian Consulting Engineer, July 1983

“Loyal and Lonely Inventors,” review of The Social Context of InnovationThe Sciences, July/August 1983

“Why the Lead-Pipe Theory Is Dangerous to Our Thinking” Technology Review, August/September 1983

“Profit and Engineering” Technology Review, October 1983

“An Inspired Idea, but Unrealistic,” review of MacroThe New York Times Sunday Business Section, December 18, 1983

“The Fletcher Award: Acceptance Speech” The Year 1982-1983, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College

“Comments on Engineers and Regulation” Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Ethics in Engineering, March 1982, Published 1983 by Illinois Institute of Technology

“Commentary on Moral Responsibility for Engineers” Business and Professional Ethics Journal, Winter 1983

“Ever Since Edison,” review of Networks of PowerThe Sciences, Jan/Feb 1984

“Disasters and Decision Making” Technology Review, January 1984

“Existential Pleasures of Engineering: 15 Years Later” Technology Review, April 1984

Review of What’s Wrong with Our Technological Society—and How to Fix ItTechnology and Culture, April 1984

“The Search for Engineering Ethics” Civil Engineering, May 1984
Also published in:  Societal Issues, Scientific Viewpoints, Amer. Inst. of Physics 1987
Building Standards, July/August 1984

“The Technology of Print: Is Faster Better?” Technology Review, August/September 1984

“The Engineer-Leader of the Future” Harza News (Chicago), Summer 1984

“Looking to the Future: The ‘Master’ Engineer” Professional Engineer, Summer 1984

“Will Women Engineers Make a Difference?” Technology Review, November/December 1984
Also published in: Career Development Guides, 1985
Mexican-American Engineering Society Career Development Guide, April 1985
Woman Engineer, Summer 1985

“Why Can’t We Be Better Than We Are?” The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Winter 1985

“Down to the Sea in Print” Technology Review, February/March 1985

“The Existential Pleasures of Technology” Chemtech, April 1985

“The Art of Engineering” The Virginia Tech Magazine, April/May 1985

“The Role of the Engineer in the 21st Century” SFPE Bulletin (The Society of Fire Prevention Engineers), July 1985

“Up and Down the Dual Ladder” Technology Review, August/September 1985
Also published in:  Career Development Guide, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, 1986

“Technical Training and Liberal Learning: The Odd Couple” Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology Proceedings, Fifty-Third Annual Meeting, October 1985

“A Case for Liberal Learning” Engineering Times, November 1985

“Forward Into the Past Using High Technology” Technology Review, November/December 1985

“The Education of an Engineer” The American Scholar, Winter 1985/1986
Also published in:  Societal Issues, Scientific Viewpoints, Amer. Inst. of Physics 1987
The Scarsdale Inquirer, March 14, 1986
Sons of Martha, Ed. A. J. Frederich, ASCE, 1989

“Toward Liberal Learning for Engineers” Technology Review, February/March 1986
Also published in:  Beruf, Tokyo, 1986
Current, September 1986

“Engineering Under Pressure” Science 86, July 1986

“An Engineer’s Comment” Technology and Culture, October 1986

“What A Wonderful Day!” Directions, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College, Fall 1986

“A Good Technologist is a Noble Work” Technology Review, January 1987

“When Buildings Needn’t Be Preserved” Technology Review, April 1987

Review of Social Responses to Technological ChangeISIS, March 1987

“Engineering, The Splintered Profession: How Information Helps Us Cope” The Ei Insider, Spring 1987

“It’s Difficult to Liberalize Technical Training” (excerpt) The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 27, 1987

“What’s In a Name?” IEEE Spectrum, June 1987

“On Courage and Frailty in Engineers” (excerpt) The New York Times, June 3, 1987

“Asbestos: 20/20 Hindsight” Technology Review, July 1987

“Engineering: An Ideal Profession for Idealists” Technology Review, October 1987

“Sound Strategy for Competitive Cooperation,” review of Strengthening U.S. Engineering Through International CooperationThe Scientist, November 30, 1987

“Rounding Out the Engineer” Mechanical Engineering, November 1987

“Engineers Need the Liberal Arts” The Scientist, November 30, 1987

“In Search of the Civilized Engineer” Engineering Education, December 1987

“Anonymous Heroes” Technology Review, January 1988
Also published in:  Sci-Tech Information (National Bureau of Standards) Feb/Mar 1988

“The Existential Joy of Engineering” The Scarsdale Inquirer, January 29, 1988

“Engineers’ Pursuit of Honor” (commentary) Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 1988

“Reaching Across the Divide” Liberal Education, March/April 1988

“An Engineer’s Choices” Technology Review, April 1988

“The Marie Antoinette School for Engineers” Columbia, April 1988

“Looking Ahead in an Election Year” Colloquium Proceedings, AAAS R&D Budget and Policy Project, April 1988

“Why Technology Doesn’t Kill Diversity” Technology Review, July 1988

“It’s Difficult to Liberalize Technical Training” (excerpt) The Chronicle of Higher Education, May 27, 1987

“Liberating Technologies” Technology Review, October 1988

“The Complete Engineer” Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Winter 1988-89

“Getting, and Staying, Well Educated” (commentary) Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 1988-89

“The Technological Tourist” Technology Review, January 1989

“‘Gee, This Is Magnificent'” review of Hoover Dam: an American Adventure, by Joseph E. Stevens The New York Times Book Review, February 12, 1989

“Things They Never Teach You in Engineering School” Technology Review, April 1989

“The Civilized Engineer” National Forum, Spring 1989

“Beyond Whistle Blowing” Technology Review, July 1989

“The Civilized Engineer” Issues in Science and Technology, Summer 1989

“From Lone Cowboy to Team Player” IEEE Spectrum, August 1989

“Hegel and the Amazon Basin” Technology Review, October 1989

Review of Hoover Dam: An American Adventure, by Joseph E. Stevens ISIS, 80:2:302 (Fall 1989)

“License to Skill” Technology Review, January 1990
Also published in:  Engineering Times, March 1990

“Dear Lord, Deliver Us Some Renaissance Engineers” Camden Courier-Post, March 9, 1990 and 37 other newspapers through the National Academy Op-Ed Service
Also published in:  Headline News, Science Views, National Academy Press, 1991

“The End of History?” Technology Review, April 1990

“A la Defense de la Science” (interview) L’actualite, (Canada), April 15, 1990

“Producing Engineers for the ‘Real World'” Issues in Science and Technology, Spring 1990
Also published in:  Windows, (Texas A&M), Summer 1990

“Greater Engineering” Technology Review, July 1990

“Engineering and Leadership” The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Fall 1990

“Poets vs. Technology” Technology Review, October 1990
Also published in:  The 500-Word Theme, Prentice-Hall 1994

“In Favor of a Basic Engineering Education” The Westchester Engineer, November 1990
Also published in: -New York Notes, NSPE, February 1991

“Prospects for a Happy Ending” Education and Continuing Development for the Civil Engineer, ASCE, Fall 1990

“Cosmic Promises” Technology Review, January 1991

“Grime and Punishment” Technology Review, April 1991

“Engineers and the Nintendo War” Technology Review, July 1991

“Fighting Mother Nature” Technology Review, October 1991

“Say It Again, Sam” (interview) Mechanical Engineering, October 1991

“Engineering and the Concept of the Elite” The Bridge, (National Academy of Engineering), Fall 1991
Also published in: -The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Fall 1992

“Sail On” Technology Review, January 1992

Review of What Engineers Know and How They Know It, by Walter G. Vincenti Technology and Culture, January 1992

“Trial and Error in Washington” Technology Review, April 1992

“Culture and the Good Society: Changing the Paradigms” In Pursuit of Useful Knowledge, Symposium Proceedings Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, May 5, 1992

“Constructive Collaboration” Technology Review, July 1992

“A Funny Thing Happened….” Technology Review, October 1992

“Escape from Engineering Boot Camp” Technology Review, January 1993

“Why Can’t a Computer be More Like a Kitten?” review of Fuzzy Logic, by Daniel McNeill and Paul Freidberger The New York Times Book Review, March 28, 1993

“The Engineering Education Best Suited for the Practice of Engineering in the Coming Century” Issues in Engineering Education, Board on Engineering Education, National Research Council, April 1993

“Peace in Progress” Technology Review, April 1993

“Progress for the Birds” Technology Review, July 1993

“Thoughts Along the Nile” Technology Review, October 1993
Also published in: -TWA Ambassador, May 1995

“Learning Liberally” ASEE PRISM, November 1993

“Respecting the Rank and File” Technology Review, January 1994
Also published in: -The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Spring 1994

“Most Popular Mouse Since Mickey” review of Insanely Great, by Steven Levy The New York Times Book Review, January 2, 1994

“Odysseus in Cyberspace” Technology Review, April 1994

“Hard Times, Silver Linings” Technology Review, July 1994
Also published in: -DISCovering Career and Jobs, Gale Research, Inc., September 1996

“Overpopulation Alarm” Technology Review, October 1994

“Destiny’s Bait” Technology Review, January 1995

“He Has Seen the Future and It Works”review of Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte The New York Times Book Review, February 5, 1995

“Regulating the Regulators” Technology Review, April 1995

“The Serendipitous Engineer” Technology Review, July 1995

“The Quest for Comfort” Technology Review, October 1995
Also published in: -Chemtech, January 1996

“Spectacles, Knotholes, and Engineering” Technology Review, January 1996
Also published in: -The VTA Scene (Vermont Technology Education Association)

“The Whole Engineer” Technology Review, April 1996
Also published in: -Resource (American Society of Agricultural Engineers)

“Teachers at Heart” Technology Review, July 1996

“Lifelong What?”Technology Review, October 1996
Also published in: -Engineering Times, December 1996

“Literary Letdown” Technology Review, January 1997

“The Introspective Engineer” The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Winter 1997

“The Pointillist Approach” ASEE Prism, March 1997

“Demystifying (but Glamorizing) Engineers” (interview) The New York Times, April 6, 1997

“Stop Exporting Old-Time Know-How” Newsday, April 7, 1997 (and other affiliated newspapers)
Also published in: -New York Professional Engineer, January 1998

“From Here to Eternity” Technology Review, April 1997

“Hit the Ground Running” The Military Engineer, June/July 1997

“Subsumed by Science?” Technology Review, July 1997

“The Engineer’s Multifaceted World” review of Invention by Design by Henry Petroski, Technology Review, August/September 1997

“Non-technical Studies for Engineers: The Challenge of Relevance” European Journal of Engineering Education, September 1997

“Campaigns, Commercials, and Computers” Technology Review, October 1997

“Serendipity” Careers and the Engineer, Fall 1997

“Finding Common Ground” Technology Review, January/February 1998

“Hard-Hatted Women” The New York Times Book Review, April 25, 1998

“Birding at Sagamore” The Lake News, October 1998

“Facts and Plain Speaking” included in: Visions of Technology edited by Richard Rhodes, March 1999

“Engineer’s Image” Issues in Science and Technology, Fall 1999

“Ethics, Professionalism, and the Pleasures of Engineering”: (interview) Technology and Society Magazine, Fall 2000

Review of Twin Towers: The Life of New York City’s World Trade Center by Angus Kress Gillespie Technology and Culture, January 2001

“The Aftermath: A Novel of Survival” (excerpt) The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Summer 2002

“Engineering Ethics: The Conversation Without End” The Bridge, (National Academy of Engineering) Fall 2002

“Why an Engineer Needs English Lit” Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, May/June 2003

“The Embedded Historian” Review of American Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center by William Langewiesche Technology and Culture, October 2003

“Hidden Benefits of Reconstruction in Iraq” The Military Engineer, November/December 2003

“Perspective” in section on Water Supply and Distribution in the book, A Century of Innovation Joseph Henry Press, (National Academy of Engineering) 2003

“The Civilized Engineer” Prologue to Liberal Education in Twenty-First Century Engineering, Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2004

“How Engineers Can Fight Back” Technology Review Web Issue, May 19, 2004

“Action Needed from Engineers in Difficult Times” Engineering Times, August/September 2004

“My Profession and My Nation — A Worrisome Confrontation” The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Summer 2005
Also published in: -Engineering Times, November 2005

Review of Engineering: An Endless Frontier by Sunny Y. Auyang Technology and Culture, July 2005

“Creativity: The New Imperative” PE, January/February 2006

“The Introspective Engineer” (in German) Bulletin of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences (WATW), February 2006

“Ships Sunk in Battle Become Beautiful Reef” The Wall Street Journal (Letters to the Editor) May 16, 2006

“The Books that Made a Difference” IEEE Spectrum, March 2007 (Expanded version on line, March 2007)

Review of Power, Speed, and Form: Engineers and the Making of the Twentieth Century by David P. Billington and David P. Billington, Jr. Technology and Culture, July 2007

“The Luckiest Generation” Maryland Public Television, Stories, The War (on line), July 2007

“Facing Facts about the Engineering Profession” The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Fall 2007

“Facing the Facts” PE, January / February 2008

“The Pacific Campaign, Dam Division” The New York Times OP-ED, September 4, 2010

“Tides of Fate Swamp An Engineer’s First Bid” Engineering News-Record, March 19, 2012

“Good Guys, Wiseguys…” The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Winter 2012

“Deus Ex Machina” Mechanical Engineering, December 2012

“Crises of Summer” Engineering News-Record August 19, 2013

“Bringing a New Dimension to the Art of Civil Engineering” The Bent of Tau Beta Pi, Summer 2015

“Harvard and Engineering Education,” Mechanical Engineering January 2016

“An Interview with Sam Florman,” The Bridge, (National Academy of Engineering) January 8, 2016

“Which Was the True Golden Age of Engineering?” ENR FutureTech, July 22, 2016

“Spotlights: A Letter to Thayer Students” Dartmouth Engineer Magazine, (National Academy of Engineering) Spring 2017

“Op-Ed: The H-1B Visa7” The Bridge, (National Academy of Engineering) Winter 2017

“That Was Quite an Experience” BLOG NEWS, CEC/Seabees Historical Foundation  Fall 2018

 

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