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Experts Explore How Engineering Can Change The World on New RPI Podcast Episode

Experts Explore How Engineering Can Change The World on New RPI Podcast Episode

By Reeve Hamilton

December 4, 2019

On the newest episode of Why Not Change the World? The RPI Podcast, two leading engineers reflect on what drew them to the field and how it can be used to change the world.

“Engineers are amazing, creative people,” said Shekhar Garde, dean of the School of Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. “Dream big, and engineering will have a major role to play in fulfilling that dream.”

John Wen, the head of the Department of Electrical, Computer, and Systems Engineering at Rensselaer, agreed. “Engineering is problem-solving,” he said. “It’s coming with creative solutions.”

This is the sixth episode of the first season of Why Not Change the World?, a podcast from Rensselaer that brings experts together to discuss the interconnected challenges facing humanity.

Listen now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud, Google Play Music, or TuneIn.


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