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Robert Leicht - Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State University Park

Book Title: The Existential Pleasures of Engineering

Author: Samuel C. Florman

Book Description:

Engineering brings together the simple human task of solving problems, though often complex problems, with the more emotionally fulfilling and proud creation of some of humanities' greatest achievements. Having personal experience working with Sam on a more recent book, I am personally grateful for his support when I was working on my dissertation. The effects and knowledge I took away from that interaction and the knowledge Sam shared both personally, as well as through his books, has stayed with me to this day. I have come to learn a great deal about myself, my profession, and my goals in life through the concurrently simple and life-changing effects Sam captures regarding the impacts engineers have on us as individuals and as a society. 


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