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What is Engineering

What is Engineering

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Vex 1.0 © 2005 Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Inc.
 What is Engineering?
Webster’s Dictionary defines engineeringas
“the practical application of scienceand mathematics” 
as in the design andconstruction of machines, vehicles,structures, roads and systems.
 
Vex 1.0 © 2005 Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Inc.
Engineers are …
Problem-based
innovators
that findanswers to ‘how things work.
Innovation
 1. Doing things differently, exploring new territory, takingrisks.2. Something new or improved, including research for development of new technologies, refinement of existingtechnologies, or development of new applications for existing technologies.
 
3. A creation (a new device or process) resulting fromstudy and experimentation
 
Vex 1.0 © 2005 Carnegie Mellon Robotics Academy Inc.
Engineers are …
Pragmatic scientists taught to problemsolve using
 process skills
to implementdesigns based on resources available.

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