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Activity 1.

7 Engineering and Related STEM


Careers
Introduction
Because of their technical training, critical thinking skills, and problem solving
capabilities, engineers have a wide range of career choices. Many employers value
the technical knowledge gained and the ability to understand and create technical
information built in the course of completing an engineering degree program. And
although many engineers choose to perform design work, others choose other, less
traditional or less well known paths in which their technical abilities and critical
thinking skills prove valuable.
In this activity you will research a STEM career and create an electronic presentation
or Career Poster to display in your classroom.

Equipment

Engineering notebook
Pencil
Computer with internet access

Procedure
1. Select (or receive an assignment) of a career related to engineering or STEM
from the list below.
UNIT
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Career
Drafter
Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Statistician
Logistician
Industrial Production Manager
Mathematician
Commercial and Industrial Designer
CAD Technician
Chemist and Materials Scientist
Technical Writer
Materials Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Industrial Engineering Technician
Machinist/Tool and Die Makers
Sales Engineer
Physicist
Electro-Mechanical Technician

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Engineering Manager
Other engineering (or related career) of interest

Helpful resource: The Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/


2. Create a poster, brochure, or multi-media presentation (video, PowerPoint, Prezi,
etc.) that briefly provides the following information related to the career:
a. Brief job description what sort of work does this type of engineer do
daily?
b. Required education high school and post-secondary
c. Skills and Characteristics of a person successful in this career
d. Typical Wages
e. Job Outlook (what is the future need for this job?)
f. Describe a notable achievement or breakthrough that has happened in
this career
g. Who can a person in this career work for? Name some companies or
organizations that hire these types of engineers.
h. Other information that you find interesting or relevant
In addition to the information above, include the following in your poster,
brochure, information sheet or presentation:
Appropriate visual interest with color, text and images
At least one graph or chart to present information
3. Give a 2 minute verbal overview of the career to your class using your poster,
brochure, or information sheet as a visual aid or show your multi-media
presentation.

2012 Project Lead The Way, Inc.


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