Engineers are starting to recognize the value of indigenous wisdom in areas such as farming practices, medicine, and addressing current difficulties with the environment. Find an example of this and write 2 paragraphs (about 200 words) about it. What did they learn from indigenous practices and how will it change their engineering work going forward? Be sure to discuss the type of engineering involved. Cite your sources.

 

 

When engineering work fails, it often fails at a large scale. Research one of the following disasters. Write a 2 paragraph summary (about 200 words) of the situation. Is it easy to tell what went wrong? Is it easy to know who is to blame? What should we learn from these mistakes, so that we do not repeat them?