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Ankeny Campus

Arts & Sciences

EGR100 A
Engineering Orientation
Lecture 3

Outline
Turn in Homework 2
Attendance
Quiz 1
New Office Hours
Upcoming Event
Career Fair Project
Discipline Project
Engineer Career Opportunities

Homework 3

New Office Hours


Adjunct Faculty Office-Building 4 Room 6
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Mondays, Thursdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Academic Achievement Center-Building 6 Room 19


Thursdays 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Thursdays 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Upcoming Event
Academic Achievement Center Fall Open House
September 14th 9:00 to 12:00 a.m.
Building 6 Room
find out about the free tutoring available
math, physics, and engineering (yours truly)
writing, chemistry, biology

ISU Engineering Career Fair


2011 Fall Engineering Career Fair
September 27th 12:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Hilton Coliseum & Scheman Building

Transfer Student Event


September 27th 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Union

website has detailed and updated info


must register online!
two projects to work on at the Career Fair
Career Fair Project
Discipline Project
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Who Hires an Engineer?


Engineering firms
Companies which design and build stuff
Typically hires mechanical or electrical engineers
Large, national & international firms:
o General Electric (GE)
o Boeing

Small local firms

Government engineering agencies


civil stuff: bridges, dams, roads, etc.

Army Corps of Engineers


local governments
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Who Else Hires an Engineer?


Colleges/Universities
teaching
research

Government research agencies


federal agencies tasked with improving
American science & technology
a wide range of agencies
DARPA: top secret military stuff
NASA: space stuff

SARE: renewable farming stuff

Exotic Career Choices for Engineers


A engineering education and experience provides valuable skills
Critical thinking
Problem solving

Computer graphics/programming skills


math & science
Communication skills

Business Management
technical skills useful for managing manufacturing or engineering firms

Lawyer
law schools accept students with engineering degrees
technical skills useful, such as in patent or business law
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Homework 3
A paragraph about an engineering firm/company
choose a private engineering company here in the US
perform work in your chosen engineering discipline
explain what the company does
give two specific examples of clients/projects they did or are doing

A paragraph about a government agency


choose a local, state, or federal agency
perform work in your chosen engineering discipline
explain what this agency does

give two specific examples of clients/projects they did or are doing


Always provide citations/references from reputable sources
Do not copy from Wikipedia or other sources

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Section : Template
Introduction to engineering design
Going to learn (and do!) two things
Conceptual Design
Engineering Graphics

Conceptual Design
the Concept Art for engineering

Engineering Graphics
how to communicate your design

http://terrysmith.net/archives/collegehomepage/research/phigs/phigs.html
http://www.opengl.org/

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Education of an Engineer
How much education you need?
Going to learn (and do!) two things
Conceptual Design
Engineering Graphics

Conceptual Design
the Concept Art for engineering

Engineering Graphics
how to communicate your design

http://terrysmith.net/archives/collegehomepage/research/phigs/phigs.html
http://www.opengl.org/

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Professional Engineer
Introduction to engineering design
Going to learn (and do!) two things
Conceptual Design
Engineering Graphics

Conceptual Design
the Concept Art for engineering

Engineering Graphics
how to communicate your design

http://terrysmith.net/archives/collegehomepage/research/phigs/phigs.html
http://www.opengl.org/

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Section : Template
Introduction to engineering design
Going to learn (and do!) two things
Conceptual Design
Engineering Graphics

Conceptual Design
the Concept Art for engineering

Engineering Graphics
how to communicate your design

http://terrysmith.net/archives/collegehomepage/research/phigs/phigs.html
http://www.opengl.org/

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Main Engineering Branches


Typically, engineering is divided up as follows:
Mechanical Engineering

Civil Engineering

do mechanical stuff

do civil stuff

machines, heating & cooling,

dams, roads, buildings

rocket science

Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
do chemical stuff
petroleum (oil) engineering,
materials science

do electrical stuff

computers, circuit designs,


electrical power transmission
lines

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Its complicated
Lots of smaller branches under the 4 big branches
Engineering disciplines that is under more than one branch or
involves the arts & sciences
Chemistry

Physics & Earth Science


astronomy, quantum mechanics

chemical reactions

Meteorology, geography

material science

Solar
Engineering
Mechanical Engineering

Electrical

heating & cooling

circuitry

manufacturing

computer controls

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