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  1. Career Day A power point presentation to initiate middle and high school students to engineering and electrotechnologywith a particular interest in electrical engineering and technology and to introduce them to IEEE Canada

  2. What Is Engineering • Engineering is the application of mathematical and scientific principles to solve a problem with minimum cost to the owner. • Engineering is an iterative process. • The engineer is educated as a scientist, a mathematician and a problem solver. • The technologist is trained in the practical aspects of the field. • The engineer and technologist are always SAFETY conscious minimizing risks to life and limb. IEEE Region 7

  3. Minimum Cost • Scientists demonstrate that certain processes work. • Engineers make this process work asfast as practicalwith aminimum of resources(materials and labour). • Engineers solve problems by analyzing malfunctions to correct deficiencies and restore proper operation. • Technologists oftenwork side by side with engineers although many provide independent services. IEEE Region 7

  4. Safety • Buildings must be designed to minimize risk of injury. • Bridges must be designed to withstand most credible risks. • Roads must be designed to minimize hazards. • Machines must be built to operate safely. • All designs must include an ample safety factor. IEEE Region 7

  5. Iterative Process • A design is done taking all available variables into account to solve the problem efficiently. • The project is built and commissioned into service. • Any shortcomings are brought back to design forre-evaluation. • Shortcomings are corrected and re-commissioned as needed keeping cost in mind. IEEE Region 7

  6. Iterative Process… An Example • Early computers were large, slow, difficult to program and used much energy. • The Transistor was invented allowing the energy hungry Vacuum tube to be made obsolete. • Large Computing Centre Mainframes gradually gave way to minicomputers, and finally personal computers… Altair 88, ZX81, Commodore PET, Vic 20 and Commodore 64, when the IBM PC and its clones hit the street. • The IBM PC was a Standard imitated by many other manufacturers which, by competition, forced the computer completely out of the box and into your hands in the last decade. IEEE Region 7

  7. Education • Engineering is usually a 5 year program at most Canadian Universities. • Co-Operative programs with industry can give engineering students practical experience in the field. • Engineering Education usually includes a core program and electives depending on the chosen discipline of practice. • Technologists’ and Technicians’ programs are about 3 and 2 years respectively in community colleges. IEEE Region 7

  8. Engineering Disciplines • Military • Civil • Mechanical • Chemical • Electrical • Geomatics (or Surveying) • Industrial • Computer IEEE Region 7

  9. Electrical Engineering • Communications Engineering • Power Engineering • Controls Engineering • Computer Engineering • Software Engineering • The above are only a bird’s eye view of the many other fields and sub-fields IEEE Region 7

  10. IEEE Canada Canada is Region 7 of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers The IEEE is the largest educational institution in the world The IEEE is the largest single publisher of educational material in the world IEEE Xplore Contains: nearly 900,000 Articles including 85,000 from 1952 to1987 2 million PDF files viewed each month IEEE Region 7

  11. The Logo • The IEEE logo represents the form of Benjamin Franklin’s kite • The symbol of the two arrows inside the kite represent the Right Hand Rule for the direction of the magnetic field around a wire carrying current • Grasp the wire with the right hand, the thumb pointing in the direction of the current. The fingers will curl around the wire in the direction of the magnetic field.

  12. More about IEEE Kinds of Memberships • Associate Member • Full Member • Gold Member • Senior Member • Fellow • Life Member • Platinum Member

  13. Why IEEE Membership • Publications keep members on the leading edge of technological development • Industry Relations • Meet Peers at events and conferences • Cross Pollinate ideas with others in the same field • Management trainingby participating involunteer activities

  14. Societies • More than 40 Societies include... • Power Apparatus and Systems Society • Computer Society • Communications Society

  15. IEEE Services • Courses usually with conferences • Seminars on the web or with conferences • Conferences around the world • Guides • Standards, like guides, are used globally. These are generated and revised by committees representing many industries and universities while being conscious of governmental regulations, and in many cases, guide them also.

  16. IEEE Standards & Guides • Standards and guides assure that knowledge from past experiences is passed on to future engineers and technologists

  17. Web Information Links • IEEE Canada • IEEE Global • Future City Competition • Engineering Week

  18. The Mark of a Canadian Engineer • The Iron Ring is the mark of a Canadian Engineer •

  19. The end • This Career Daypresentation is brought to you byIEEE Canadaand its resources.It is maintained by the Secretary. Any comments to: IEEE Secretary at email • REV 2003OCT15