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Michael Gooseff - associate professor of civil engineering, Penn State University Park

Book Title: Ishmael

Author: Daniel Quinn

Book Description:

Reading this book as an undergraduate engineering student in an environmental ethics class many years ago, I immediately connected with the underlying theme of sustainability in this book. I recognized that I had aspects of my personality and beliefs that were both Taker and Leaver. My career as an educator has been shaped significantly by the perspectives of this book. As an engineering professor, it is my responsibility is to teach students the fundamentals of applied mathematics, design, engineering principles, and just as important, that the application of their knowledge can benefit society beyond their clients by implementing sustainable designs.


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