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Discovering engineering presented by michael davis p e to bentley elementary

Discovering EngineeringPresented byMichael Davis, P.E.toBentley Elementary


George Washington

Lee Iacocca

Rowan Atkinson

Neil Armstrong

Jimmy Carter

Bonnie J. Dunbar

Montel Williams

Tom Scholtz

What is Engineering?“Engineering is the application of math and science to create something of value from our natural resources.”

The “invisible profession ”

  • Everything in society is linked to engineering.

  • There is nothing that you do not walk on, ride in or use that engineering has not been involved in.

  • Engineers make things.


What does an Engineer do?

• Plan • Design • Test • Create




Types of Engineers

Aerospace • Ceramic/Materials •Chemical • Civil •Electrical/Computer

Environmental • Geotechnical

Industrial • Manufacturing •Mechanical • Nuclear • Ocean • And More

Aerospace Engineering

Hubble Space Telescope

  • Aircraft

  • Rockets

  • Spacecraft

  • Satellites

  • Missiles

Biomedical engineering
Biomedical Engineering

  • Organ replacement

  • Tissue repair

  • Heart valves

  • Artificial hearts

  • Kidney dialysis

Chemical Engineering

  • Medicine

  • Fuels

  • Solvents

  • Water

Desalinization Process

Civil Engineering

Geotechnical • Structural • Transportation • Water Wanagement

Water/Waste Treatment • Construction Management .

Civil EngineeringGeotechnical

  • Soil stability

  • Secure structures

I-4 Turnpike Overpass

Civil EngineeringStructural

  • Design steel, concrete and timber framed structures

Parking garage construction

Toll Plazas

429/Turnpike Connector

Civil EngineeringTransportation

  • Airports

  • Roadways/Highways

  • Waterways

High Speed Rail





New Access at Jog Road

Civil EngineeringTransportation

Civil EngineeringWater/Waste Treatment

Water Treatment Facility

  • Potable (Drinking) water treatment facility

  • Sanitary waste treatment facilities

  • Industrial waste treatment facilities

Electrical/Computer Engineering

  • Audio/Video systems

  • Computers

  • Power Plants

Distribution Lines

Florida Power and Light

Fossil Fuel Power Plant

Hydroelectric Power Plant Electric Generators

Electrical/Computer Engineering

How is your life affected by the work of Electrical and Computer Engineers?

Body Electronics

AirbagsClimate ControlSecurity SystemKeyless EntryAutomatic SeatbeltsMemory Seat / Mirror

Vehicle Control

Antilock BrakesTraction ControlSuspensionPower Steering

Power Train

EngineTransmissionCharging System Cruise ControlCooling FanIgnition4 Wheel Drive


Analog DashboardDigital DashboardNavigationHeads Up Display(HUD)Global PositioningSystem (GPS)


Cellular PhoneCD PlayerAM/FM RadioTape PlayerTelevisionCB Radio

F.A.Q.S Frequently Asked Questions

  • How can I become an engineer?

    • Beneficial to have a good high school background in math and sciences.

    • Core college curriculum in math and science. Upon completion of core curriculum-choose an engineering discipline to study e.g. civil, environmental, mechanical engineering, etc…

    • Four-year Degree

    • Internships if possible

    • Engineer in Training(EIT)

    • Professional Engineer(PE)

Discovering Engineering

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much money do engineers make?