North Carolina State University Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Student Chapter,
Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Carolina Chapter, and the Institute of Industrial Engineers Raleigh Chapter proudly host:
Presenting: "The Evolution of Useful Things"
Monday, February 5, 2007
North Carolina State University Centennial Campus
Engineering Building II, Room 1025 (EB2 1025)
[890 Oval Dr., Raleigh NC 27695]
Henry Petroski is the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering and a professor of History at Duke University. He has written broadly on the topics of design, success and failure, and the history of engineering and technology. His books include:
"To Engineer Is Human", "Design Paradigms", and "Engineers of Dreams", all of which deal with large structures like bridges. He has also written about small, common things in his books, "The Pencil", "The Evolution of Useful Things", "The Book on the Bookshelf", and
"Small Things Considered". His next book will be a technical and cultural history of the toothpick.
Please RSVP to Jennifer Cowley by February 2 if you plan to attend.
(Note: You are welcome to attend even if you cannot or do not respond.)