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Views from the Green

"It is, as I have said ... a small podcast; and yet, there are those who love it." (with apologies to Daniel Webster, Dartmouth Class of 1801)

Striving to understand technology

Elsa Garmire
Elsa Garmire (photo by Joseph Mehling '69)

Recorded April 11, 2006

Elsa Garmire, the Sydney E. Junkins 1887 Professor of Engineering at Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering, conducts research in lasers. In this podcast, however, she's talks about her interest in promoting technology literacy among both children and adults. She says we should all be aware of the scope of technology around us (from spoons to airplanes), understand the basics of how technology works, and know how to use technology responsibly.