Nourishing and energizing the advancement of technology is vital for our nation to survive in today’s competitive global economy. The US ranked first in most fields of innovation during the last century, but has fallen behind in the past decades. Restoring our lead will require national support for research, significant improvements in education, and a high priority on wooing youngsters to enter professions in science and engineering.
Sparking Innovation explores the way that creative people think, why they are motivated, and how they brought break-through concepts into practicality. Many diverse examples are reviewed, some emanating from the dynamic golden era of aerospace. There are useful illustrations of successful techniques to form, organize, support, and stimulate large organizations whose objective is to excel at the forefront of technology.