A: He had more degrees.
We need to insure that Americans sustain a unique passion and capacity to translate our discoveries into new economic and quality-of-life values for society.
I bring these up not to brag but because I am certain our field has produced many individuals with engineering degrees who could have conveyed a similar level of clarity and passion to these children.
Engineering Is Not Science Engineers are not a sub-category of scientists.
Becoming and being an engineer is not easy at all.