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Chapter 1 and 2 Engineering
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In the prologue of studying engineering author Raymond Landis announces two primary objectives of the prologue. One is to convince you of the potential of the book to make a difference in your life the second is to:
How to realize that potential.
The prologue also focuses on most students' need to change. Change what?
The way you think about things (attitude, values, mindsets, world views.
The way you go about doing things (actions, behaviors)
To maximize the potential of studying engineering, Landis endorses an approach to critical reading in which you take a portion of the test ( a chapter, a section, a paragraph, or even a sentence) and then develop answers to which of the following questions:
What are the key ideas contained in what you read?
What does the passage you read mean to you?
What would you ask the author or your instructor?
What can or should you change about your attitudes?
When deans (and professors) tell first-year engineering students, "look to your right, look to your left. Two of the three of you won't be here at graduation," they are trying to:
Tell us that to be an engineer we have to earn it and go get it.
Becoming a registered professional engineer (PE) requires the following:
Graduation from ABET-accredited engineering program
Pass Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE)
Complete four years of acceptable engineering practice
Pass the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE)
Among the themes targeted by the National Academy of Engineering's Grand Challenges for Engineering as "essential for humans to flourish" is:
Computer science & Technology
Educational researcher Vincent Tinto gives the top reason students do not succeed in college as:
Lack of intention and commitment
Webster's dictionary defines "success" as:
the achievement of something desired, planed or attempted
If you have an outside job working 20 hours/week, the maximum recommend course load is:
The #1 ranked "Greatest Engineering Achievement of the 20th Century" as selected by the National Academy of Engineering was:
Professional registration is:
a mostly optional credential that allows one to legally use the title engineer, required for engineering involving pubic safety
If you are not doing well in you academic work, the first question you should ask is:
Are you putting in a sufficient amount of time and effort?
The engineering design process is:
1. Customer need
2. Define specifications and constraints
3. Collect data
4. Develope designs
5. Evaluate designs and select optimal design
8. Redesign and retest if needed
Engineers are critical to:
International competitiveness, Standard of living, National security, Public Safety (All of the above)
Ray's top ten list of rewards and opportunities of an engineering career includes:
1. Varied opportunites
2. Challenging work
3. Intellectual development
4. Social impact
5. Financial security
7. Professional Environment
8. Understanding how things work
9. Creative thinking
10. Self Esteem
One of the keys to success in engineering study is a "growth" mindset. All the characteristics below illustrate a growth mindset except:
embrace challenges, persist in the face of setbacks, see effort as a path to growth, seek feedback and learn from criticism, and find lessons in the success of others (all part of growth mindset)
When potential employers evaluate engineering graduates, the top attribute is:
Among Alexander Astin's five measures of "student involvement" is:
Time and energry devoted to studying
Time spent on campus
Participation in student organizations
Interactions with faculty
Interactions with other students
Landis stresses the importance for you to regularly assess the quality of you education. Which question is NOT one you should ask yourself when you conduct these assessments:
Do I have the ability to meet the demands of my education?
Setting goals for yourself and changing negative attitudes and non-productive behaviors are parts of:
The success process
The role of the engineering design process in addressing and promoting sustainability is:
The ability to design something that meets its needs within reasonable constraints.
Reverse engineering primarily involves:
The discovery of how things work
The average starting salary for engineering graduates in 2012 was approximately:
Becoming a "master" student can be linked to mastering a game of skills like chess because:
both take time to master
Give something to strive for.
Give something to compare your performance to.
Give your life direction and can be motivational.
The number one cause of unhappiness among the people in the US is:
Which is the least important key to success in engineering study?
In which engineering discipline(s) is environmental engineering a major subspecialty?
Engineering job functions include:
analysis, design, test, development, sales, research, management, consulting, teaching, entrepreneurship
Astronauts Franklin Chang-Diaz
MIT PhD, First Spanish astronaut
The north North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) classifies "business and industry" into the following number of national industries:
The largest engineering discipline in terms of working engineers in
work hard, work smart, never give up
The approximate number of B.S. degrees awarded annually in the U.S. is:
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