Engineering is “turning ideas into reality” “the art of applying scientific and mathematical principles, experience, judgment, and common sense to make things that benefit people.”
What do engineers do?
Engineers work in Analysis – modeling of physical systems Design – solving a problem Testing – showing that design meets requirements Sales – liaison to the customer Management – project oversight Development – reusing existing principles Research – asking and solving new problems more……
Why study engineering?
A career in engineering can bring Job satisfaction A variety of career opportunities Challenging work The potential to benefit society Financial security An avenue for expressing your creativity
Is engineering a popular major in college?
Not really, 1998 college graduates MajorNumberPercentage Business249, Social Science110, Education111, Applied Science107, Humanities86, Engineering60, Totals1,199,579100
Team formation: –Identify an hour once per week outside of class for meetings –Exchange addresses –Team roster to me today before you leave Individual homework: –Web research on bungees: Find an interesting site Write a 2-3 sentence summary of what’s there your summary and the link to me
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Grades Attendance/participation 25% Reports25% Homework25% Team project25% Attendance includes the 13 weeks of class and the Kirk Auditorium lectures, Participation includes class discussions. Reports are a one paragraph summary of the Cherry Auditorium Lectures. Your best 5 grades on the reports are used to calculate your reports grade. Homework is graded on a 10-point scale with points lost for late submission. (homework due the following week.)
Academic Integrity Academic Integrity: The following quote from Prof. Taggart's Egr106 web site applies. According to URI's policy on academic integrity, "cheating is the claiming of credit for work not done independently." While students are encouraged to help each other in completing homework assignments, each student is expected to submit work that they have developed on their own. Submission of duplicate copies is not acceptable. If you use someone else's work, you have to get their permission and acknowledge it on the work and in the your report and presentation.