2DefinitionWebster’s Dictionary defines engineering as “the practical application of science and mathematics” as in the design and construction of machines, vehicles, structures, roads and systems.
3Problem-based innovators that find answers to how things work. Engineers are…Problem-based innovatorsthat find answers to how things work.InnovationDoing things differently, exploring new territory, taking risks.Something new or improved, including research for development of new technologies, refinement of existing technologies, or development of new applications for existing technologies.3. A creation (a new device or process) resulting from study and experimentation
4Engineers are…Pragmatic scientists taught to problem solve using process skills to implement designs based on resources available.
5Engineering Process What is a process? A procedure: a particular course of action intended to achieve a result;A designed sequence of operations or events, possibly taking up time, space, expertise or other resource, which produces some outcome.
6RESEARCH then… Choose an Idea Engineering ProcessRESEARCH then… Choose an IdeaIdentify problemResearch current solutionsUnderstand requirementsBrainstorm solutionsDevelop concept prototypes
14Engineering is …The practical application of applying math and science to solve problems.Innovation – a creation resulting from study and experimentation.A process – a particular course of action intended to achieve a result.Iterative – the process of making gradual improvements until the best solution is achieved.Continual improvement.
15What is Engineering? Problem solving Teamwork Time management Testing Doing it over if it doesn’t work correctly the first time!
16Engineering Process Determine the problem Present Research Redesign How can you change it to meet the problem requirements?How did you attack the problem? What challenges did you encounter? What was your final solution? What changes would you make?Does what you built solve the original problem? Why or why not?Figure out the best solution to solve the problem and meet budget and time constraints.Physically constructing something can be difficult. Don’t get discouraged!Has anyone ever solved this problem before? How did they do it?Come up with as many solutions to the problem as you can.RedesignWhat are you trying to solve? Why do you need it?BrainstormTestPick the best solutionBuild
18TeamsA group of people working together to accomplish a task
19Engineers and Programmers To make our robots work, everyone needs to be an engineer or a programmerThese two groups share ideas and work together
20Specialist Jobs Project Manager Communications Specialist Materials SpecialistInformation Specialist
21Project Manager Will lead the team Has to know the roles and responsibilities of everyone else on the teamHelps to identify who does what on the projectHelps to make sure everyone is doing their job
22Communications Specialist Responsible for documenting and schedulingTakes lead on preparing schedules and presentationsTakes notes during meetings, and distributes information to team members and to teacher
23Materials Specialist Responsible for resources the team needs and uses Manage materials to make sure everything is stored correctly and nothing is missing
24Information Specialist Responsible for finding answers to any team questionsKnows that the two biggest resources a problem solver can use are people and information
25How Jobs Are Selected Team will decide Lottery? You need to be flexible in your roles in order to complete your job for the good of the team