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<NAME OF SCHOOL> School Career Day - ENGINEERING. <YOUR NAME HERE> Texas Society of Professional Engineers MONTH-DAY-YEAR. What is an Engineer?. An engineer. Is a problem solver Uses math, science and critical thinking to find practical solutions that will help people or the community

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    1. <NAME OF SCHOOL>School Career Day - ENGINEERING <YOUR NAME HERE> Texas Society of Professional Engineers MONTH-DAY-YEAR

    2. What is an Engineer?

    3. An engineer.. • Is a problem solver • Uses math, science and critical thinking to find practical solutions that will help people or the community • Can design, create, build, improve and invent everything from microchips to skyscrapers to space vehicles

    4. Not an Enginerd… The word "nerd" first appeared in Dr. Seuss’s book If I Ran the Zoo[1], published in 1950. A person who is interested in technology and relates academic subjects to the real world outside of academic studies — for example, using multi-variable calculus to determine the volume of a cake at a party. GEEK, as an acronym, reputedly came from the United Stated Military; it stands for General Electrical Engineering Knowledge and should NOT be confused with a Nerd. 1. Geisel, Theodor Seuss, If I Ran the Zoo, p. 47, Random House Books for Young Readers, New York, 1950

    5. Discussion – what do engineers look like?

    6. Famous Engineers • Henry Ford helping devise the factory assembly approach to production that revolutionized the auto industry by greatly reducing the time required to assemble a car. • Neil Alden Armstrong - first man to walk on the moon, B.S. in aeronautical engineering

    7. Famous Engineers

    8. Types of Engineering • Aerospace • Agricultural • Biomedical • Chemical • Computer • Civil • Electrical • Industrial • Mechanical • Petroleum

    9. What type of Engineer Am I? • I work for a memory company designing integrated circuits used in computers, servers, i-pads, etc. • I have a bachelors degree in computer/electrical engineering

    10. What type of Engineer Am I? • I work as a Space Shuttle and International Space Station flight controller at Johnson Space Center. • I have a bachelors degree in aerospace engineering

    11. What type of Engineer Am I? • I work for a medical device company (St. Jude Medical) offering technical support to physicians for implant devices. • I have a Bachelors in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Electrical Engineering, and a Masters in Biomedical Engineering

    12. What type of Engineer Am I? • I work for Electronic Arts (EA) designing software for computer games and gaming consoles, such as PlayStation 3, Wii, X-Box 360, etc.. • I have a Bachelors in Computer Engineering with a masters in Software Engineering

    13. What type of Engineer Am I? • I work for a consulting firm designing public infrastructure including roadways, storm drain systems, water and wastewater lines.  • I have a bachelors degree in Civil Engineering

    14. What type of Engineer Am I? • I work for UPS and optimize the system for sorting and shipping packages.  • I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering

    15. What type of Engineer Am I? • I ensure the chemical processes used to make the cell phone chips have minimal impact on the environment.  • My bachelors is in chemical engineering have a masters in chemistry.

    16. What type of Engineer Am I? • I am a Space Shuttle Stress Analyst for Boeing.  I analyze damage on the shuttle thermal tiles and support pre-launch analysis. • I have a bachelors & master of science in mechanical engineering

    17. What type of Engineer Am I? • I work for an onshore oil drilling rig company in Texas. I design and supervise the process of getting oil and natural gas out of the ground and into storage tanks.  • I have a bachelors of science degree in petroleum engineering

    18. Benefits of being an engineer • Cutting edge and challenging work • Benefit to the community • Many career options • Research, academics, industry, medicine, law, business, policy • High demand • Money

    19. Average Starting SalariesFrom the National Association of Colleges and Employers, Winter/Spring 2010 and *Fall 2009 • Petroleum Engineer $86,220 • Chemical Engineer $66,437 • Computer Engineer $61,121 • Electrical Engineer $59,326 • Mechanical Engineer $58,881 • Industrial Engineer $57,734 • Aeronautical Engineer $57,231 • Biomedical Engineer $54,158* • Civil Engineer $52,443

    20. What can I do today to prepare for to be an engineer? • Do well in Math & Science • Be a well rounded person • Music, arts, foreign languages • Sports, debate, community service • Do things you are passionate about

    21. Education • Finish high school – take advanced math and science classes • Earn a 4-year college degree, a bachelors to have a starting position. • Some choose to go on to earn a masters, which is generally an additional 2 years beyond a bachelors. • Some choose to go on to earn a PhD, which is an additional 4-6 years after a bachelors.

    22. Education • Top Schools in Texas • Texas A&M, University of Texas, Texas Tech • Top National Schools • MIT, Stanford, California-Berkley

    23. Where do you work? • Lots of choices! • From large companies to owning your own small firm • From manufacturing plants, to hospitals, research labs, construction sites and common business offices. • Some work for the government, some work for private industries. Some work in the US and some work abroad.

    24. What do you wear? • Varies • Some wear business suits • Some dress business casual • Some dress for construction sites or manufacturing plants in hard hats and steel toed boots.

    25. How long is your work day? • Varies • Can be a typical 8-5, but can also be longer. • It will vary by the company and the types of projects working on.

    26. What if I decide to do something else? • An engineering degree prepares you for many different careers, especially those in problem solving • Can switch into other types of engineering • Can become lawyers or business managers

    27. Summary • Engineers have lots of choices! • Engineering is a satisfying career that pays well and allows you to work with different types of people. • Planning for your future starts now.

    28. Group Activity