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Ankeny Campus

Arts & Sciences

EGR100 A
Engineering Orientation
Lecture 3

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Outline  Turn in Homework 2  Attendance  Quiz 1  New Office Hours  Upcoming Event  Career Fair Project  Discipline Project  Engineer Career Opportunities  Homework 3 2 .

m.  Academic Achievement Center-Building 6 Room 19 • Thursdays 9:00 to 11:00 a. • Mondays.m. • Thursdays 1:00 to 3:00 p. Thursdays 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Fridays 10:00 to 11:00 a.New Office Hours  Adjunct Faculty Office-Building 4 Room 6 • Mondays. 3 .m.

Upcoming Event  Academic Achievement Center Fall Open House • September 14th 9:00 to 12:00 a. • Building 6 Room • find out about the free tutoring available • math. biology 4 . physics. chemistry.m. and engineering (yours truly) • writing.

ISU Engineering Career Fair  2011 Fall Engineering Career Fair • September 27th 12:00 to 6:00 p. • Hilton Coliseum & Scheman Building Transfer Student Event • September 27th 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p. • 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 5 .m.m.

etc. • Army Corps of Engineers • local governments 6 . roads. national & international firms: o General Electric (GE) o Boeing • Small local firms  Government engineering agencies • “civil stuff”: bridges. dams.Who Hires an Engineer?  Engineering firms • Companies which design and build stuff • Typically hires mechanical or electrical engineers • Large.

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 7 .

such as in patent or business law 8 .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.

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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. 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 10 . state.

opengl.net/archives/collegehomepage/research/phigs/phigs.org/ 11 .html http://www.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.

opengl.org/ 12 .net/archives/collegehomepage/research/phigs/phigs.html http://www.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.

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.org/ 13 .opengl.html http://www.net/archives/collegehomepage/research/phigs/phigs.

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.org/ 14 .opengl.net/archives/collegehomepage/research/phigs/phigs.html http://www.

engineering is divided up as follows: Mechanical Engineering Civil Engineering  do mechanical stuff  do “civil” stuff  machines. heating & cooling. materials science  do electrical stuff  computers. electrical power transmission lines 15 .  dams. buildings “rocket science” Engineering Electrical Engineering Chemical Engineering  do chemical stuff  petroleum (oil) engineering.Main Engineering Branches  Typically. circuit designs. roads.

geography  material science Solar Engineering Mechanical Engineering Electrical  heating & cooling  circuitry  manufacturing  computer controls 16 . quantum mechanics  chemical reactions Meteorology.It’s 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.