Petroski Delivers Engineering Convocation Address at McGill University

Henry Petroski, the Aleksandar S. Vesic Professor of Civil Engineering at Duke University, delivered the Faculty of Engineering convocation address and was awarded an honorary degree from McGill University during its convocation ceremony held on June 2, 2016. The honor was bestowed on Petroski for being an "internationally respected engineer, researcher, teacher, author and communicator who has devoted his career to furthering mankind's understanding of technology and the role of design in modern society."

"All of the individuals we are honouring this year have contributed significantly to their field," said McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier. "They are also dedicated to ensuring that society benefits from their important work."

Below is a video of Petroski's address.