February 2002
Weapons of War
Engineers Fight Back in the Lab

Waging War

Engineering Schools across the country are taking to the trenches in the fight against terrorism, using the weapons they know best: their research facilities

by Bruce Auster

Prism magazine has compiled an exclusive list of anti-terrorist innovations developed in engineering schools that could help put the citizens of this troubled nation at ease.
Some of the Nation's most pressing issues today have heavy science components. But because of the demise of the Office of Technology Assessment, Congress can no longer provide it's members with real scientific study.

After a powerful explosion ripped a hole in the USS Cole, Chief Engineer Deborah Courtney relied on her training to save the ship.
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