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1 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Instructors: Dr. Binh Q. Tran Dr. Otto Wilson, Jr

2 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Course Description/Objectives n Description: In this class, students will apply mathematics and science principles to engineering problems. n Objectives: Provide students with  ability to understand and apply the fundamentals of mathematics and engineering;  ability to make measurements on, and interpret data from systems;  ability to work in teams to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems and challenges;  ability to communicate effectively, in oral and written form; and  ability to use modern engineering other tools for engineering practice.

3 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Grading Policy n Homeworks10% n Labs* (4)60%(15% each) n Quizzes (2)20%(10% each) n Participation10% Note: *ALL labs must be submitted to receive a passing grade.

4 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Syllabus Schedule WeekDateDescriptionNotes 18/31Introduction to Course, Technical Writing & Other Tools 29/07Lab 1: The Beat Goes On-A 24-hour Study of Heart Rate Variability Introduction to Statistics & Matlab Note: Monday (9/7) is Labor Day; make-up session TBD 39/14Lab 1 (cont.)Introduction to Data Analysis and Presentation 49/21Lab 2: Braveheart: "I am William Wallace!" Introduction to Projectile Motion 59/28Lab 2 (cont.)Flight Data Collection-Field Work 610/5Lab 2 (cont.)Flight Testing/Validation-Field Work 710/12Quiz 1; Make up SessionOpen; Note: Monday (10/12) is Presidents Day; make-up: TBD 810/19Lab 3: Electronic Measurements Introduction to Sensors & Actuators 910/26Lab 3 (cont)Intro to Labview & Data Acquisition 1011/2Lab 3 (cont) 1111/09Lab 4: Different Strokes for Different Strokes-Golf Analysis 1211/16Lab 4 (cont.)Labview & Data Acquisition 1311/23Lab 4 (cont.)Putting Green-Field work 1411/30Quiz 2; Make-up SessionMakeup 1512/7Open 1612/14Final Exam PeriodNO CLASS! We will be finished!

5 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Introduction to Technical Writing n What is is.  Technical writing is a style of writing for specialized areas of science and technology.  Usually deals with objects, processes, systems or abstract ideas  Tone is objective… accuracy of information is important, not style n Goal: The goal of technical writing is to transmit technical information accurately and concisely.

6 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Types of Technical Writing. n Proposals-Plan offered for acceptance or rejection. –Business plans, grant proposals, feasibility reports. n Technical specifications-Description of work to be done intended to record the needs and requirements of a design or system and the process of evaluation. n Technical articles, papers, abstracts, and reports- Medium through which engineers and scientists report about their work. –Abstracts: Short statement about the contents of a report, paper, or other document, usually words or less. The abstract introduces the subject matter, tells what was done, presents selected results, and draws conclusions/makes recommendations.

7 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Types of Technical Writing n Technical articles, papers, abstracts, and reports –Reports and Articles: Documents conveying results of research, field work, and other scientific activities. n Letters, memos, and -Routine correspondence.  Address letters and memos to specific person and give title whenever possible.  Keep letters and memos brief.  End your correspondence by telling the reader what happens next.  Manuals and documentation-Technical writing products that accompany systems produced by companies and giving instructions for use.

8 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Outline-Course Lab Reports n Title of project n Author names- Provide first, middle initial, and last names for each author. n Abstract words or less summarizing the entire contents of your work. n Introduction-Describes purpose of the work, background, theory and explains why work was done.  Presents the nature and scope of the investigated problem.  Puts into perspective the importance of the work as it relates to scientific/engineering knowledge.  Discuss findings from previous research and other pertinent literature.

9 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Outline-Course Lab Reports (cont) n Methods-Contains the detailed theory behind the work, outlines the equipment, apparatus, and procedures used to conduct the work with sufficient detail so that other researchers can duplicate the work if necessary. n Results-Presents experimental data, results, and observations, with brief discussion of unusual data. n Discussion and Conclusions-Presents discussion of data and how they compare with results achieved by theoretical computations/expectations, other researchers, etc. Draws conclusions from the experimental work.

10 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Good Technical Writing Guidelines: n Be Technical Acccurate n Be Useful n Be Concise n Be Complete n Be Clear-Use Visuals when appropriate n Be Consistent n Be Careful

11 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Visuals and What They Say

12 ENGR 104: Intro to Engineering Lab Dept of Biomedical Engineering, Catholic University Tools of the Trade n Word Processing n Spreadsheets n Presentation


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