Brains of Steel: Mind Melding with Materials

Gregory B. Olson*

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A systems approach to the computational design of materials as dynamic multilevel structures integrates process/structure/property/performance relationships based on mechanistic understanding. In analogy to the structure of materials, new insights into the structure of the human brain provide a mechanistic basis for the design of engineering education. The development of the highest-level emotional synthetic functions controlled by the limbic system is best achieved by an integrated techmanities curriculum fostering the full skillset for value creation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)468-471
Number of pages4
JournalInternational Journal of Engineering Education
Issue number4-5
StatePublished - 2001

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • Education


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