"The public tends to have an image of the engineer as a rigorous analyst,
a person who can express all the known laws of physics in order to build artifacts that we can
use to make life easier, safer and more enjoyable. This image is far from realistic. It is amazing how many incredible inventions
have been introduced based on an idea and dream, but without a complete understanding of all
the physical phenomena on which they are based."
Martha Salcudean, Inno'va-tion James Downey and Lois
Claxton, Key Porter book