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1 1 Lecture 7 Author obligations and plagiarism Luis San Andres Mast-Childs Tribology Professor Texas A&M University February 10, 2011 ME 489 Practices of Modern Engineering

2 2 Lecture 7 Date: February 10, 2011 Today: Author obligations & plagiarism ASME guidelines & The Aggie code of honor The Better Team presents: Assignments & reading: READ WHO YOU ARE on class URL site Other: complete ONE MINUTE PAPER The reactor down the street HAPPY Valentine’s day!

3 3 Schedule group presentations Select ONE EW, listen and discuss as a group Group prepares presentation (15 slides max) for (max 15 min) +discussion in class Play EW and lead discussion in class Note: MUST reference all material copied from URLs, journals, textbooks, etc Group Name The Wrecking Crew A&M Team Classic Style The Better Team Team Alpha Last Pick Gilligan's Blade LeftOvers Feb 15 Tuesday Under the Alps Feb 17 Thursday ? Note: E-mail me a pdf file of presentation for posting on class URL site

4 4 Smart Vehicle Concepts Center Meeting Learn about on going research at TAMU and elsewhere Students Poster Session – February 15 (5 p.m.) outside Zach 342

5 5 Recommendation How being wired changes the way we learn. Are multi taskers really more efficient? Watch Digital NATION (Frontline, 90’)

6 6 Comments on Assignment 2 Posted on Class URL site

7 7 Findings from Informal Survey of Students in class Posted on Class URL site Learn WHO YOU ARE (habits & skills) and what others think about ME, the future, etc.

8 8 Newton’s Laws Axiom: (logic) a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof; its truth is self-evident. Newton’s laws were derived from experience (inferred from many, many, many observations). Newton had to invent a new mathematical language to express the laws. Why can’t Newton’s laws be proved?

9 9 Questions Where to? Can we move faster in class? I like you challenged us to think! What is gained from counting? What is lost? Counting gives exact knowledge of what we have and not, what we need, etc. Inventories reduce costs & storage. The Romans mastered the practice (census). Today counting is a “real time” activity.

10 10 Questions Make it interesting and relevant to the audience. Avoid equations. Pictures and simple graphs help. Know your audience and keep it short & concise. Use Kawasaki’s rule 10 slides-20 minutes- 30 size font How to relay highly technical information to an audience w/o a technical background?

11 11 Questions on Passive Housing Opportunities to reduce energy costs both residential and commercial? Is all this green energy really worth the cost? Do you really need to have your Passive House “approved”? YES. Our future depends on reliable alternative energy sources. Think of future generations (your children) Too many to count. Simple things matter (control of lighting and A/C at TAMU has saved millions) YES, if you wish to qualify for tax rebates, energy cost rebates, etc. Use certified vendors and contractors.

12 12 Questions on Passive Housing Why the US Gov. does not want to drill for oil in America and support ourselves. They would rather import 1M gallons of gasoline alone from foreign countries. Why? A + difficult question. I sense your frustration. W/o disrespect (to you), please send the question to your congressman

13 13 How to communicate in words A technical report must be a)interesting, b)with a clear narrative from the introduction, through the work carried out to a clear expression of substantial conclusions and recommendations, c)of sufficient significance and relevance to the professional community that it will be referred to and used by other workers in the field. The qualities of a good technical report Read/practice document “The qualities of a good technical report”. Posted on class URL site

14 14 Engineering salaries I’d like to learn about engineering salaries, how they vary with experience, region, management level, and gender Please ask the TAMU Career Center and also (pay for) information at National Association of Colleges and Employers, Bethlehem, PA

15 15 ME Companies and Schedules 7% less jobs than last year!! 15% more jobs in Fall 2010 than Fall 2009

16 16 ME Graduation Outcomes

17 17 ME BS Salary Information Average Salary Going Up

18 18 ASME Authors ethical responsibilities Engineering reports and papers for journal and conference publication shall not contain plagiarized material or falsified research data. ASME defines plagiarism as the use or presentation of the ideas or words of another person from an existing source without appropriate acknowledgment to that source. ASME views any similar misappropriation of intellectual property, which may include data or interpretation, as plagiarism. Document on ASME ethical obligations of authors available at class URL site

19 19 All students share the responsibility for upholding the academic standards and reputation of the University. Academic honesty is a prerequisite condition in the pursuit and acquisition of knowledge. Academic dishonesty is any misrepresentation with the intent to deceive or failure to acknowledge the source or falsification of information or inaccuracy of statements or cheating at examinations/tests or inappropriate use of resources. Academic Honesty TAMU views AD as a serious offense. Aggies do not lie, cheat or steal! Sanctions: expulsion, dismissal, suspension; isolation, etc. In the real world, engineers can lose their jobs (and prestige), be prosecuted, even sent to jail.

20 20 As commonly defined, plagiarism consists of passing off as one’s own ideas, words, writings, etc., which belong to another. You commit plagiarism if you copy the work of another person and turn it in as your own, even if you should have the permission of that person. Plagiarism is one of the worst academic sins, for the plagiarist destroys the trust among colleagues without which knowledge and learning cannot be safely communicated. About Plagiarism Do not ever pass as your own work that is NOT strictly yours. Please note that even paraphrasing (rewording an idea or sentence) may constitute plagiarism.

21 21 Plagiarism: examples Intentionally, knowingly, or carelessly presenting the work of another as one’s own (i.e., without crediting the author or creator). Failing to credit sources used in a work product in an attempt to pass off the work as one’s own. Attempting to receive credit for work performed by another, including papers obtained in whole or in part from individuals or other sources. Students are responsible for authenticating all work submitted to an instructor

22 22 Plagiarism: examples Failing to cite the World Wide Web, databases and other electronic resources if they are utilized in any way as resource material in an academic exercise. Purchasing research reports, essays, lab reports, practice sets, or answers to assignments from any person or business is strictly prohibited. Sale of such materials is also an offense. Students are responsible for authenticating all work submitted to an instructor. Stating you DID NOT KNOW about a rule IS NOT a valid excuse.

23 23 Ethics in the workplace Ethics: The principles of right and wrong that are accepted by an individual or a social group. DOING THE RIGHT THING WHEN NO ONE IS WATCHING

24 24 Questions? Next lecture ASME Ethics Canons Ethics in the Workplace

25 25 Practices of Modern Engineering © Luis San Andres Texas A&M University 2011

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