Warm Up, September 20-21, 2018

Many people see scientists and engineers as having distinct job descriptions. Scientists explore, experiment, and discover; engineers create, design, and build. Does this distinction seem clear to you? Or do you see overlap in the functions of scientists and engineers? Explain your answer.

Supplemental question: Is planning and designing future space flights to the planet Mars primarily the task of scientists or of engineers? Explain your answer, and comment on the responsibilities of both groups.