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  1. What is Engineering?

  2. Engineering Chemical Mining Mechanical Biomedical Electrical Civil Geological Nuclear Environmental Computer Mathematical Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  3. Electric Wheelchair Pacemaker BlackBerry Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  4. Canadarm Zipper ACTAR 911 Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  5. Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  6. Engineers in Society • Use skills to benefit society • Decision-makers with influence • Identify and solve problems • Bridge the gap between all members of society Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  7. Ethics and Liability • Know the effects of your actions • Be honest, objective, accountable, diligent • Consider public safety and welfare • Be responsible to society, employer, clients, environment • Honour ownership of ideas Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  8. Ethics and Liability • Know limits of your knowledge • Work together • Do not harm reputations or work • Avoid or disclose conflicts of interest Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  9. Ethics and Liability • Avoid cutting corners • Maintain good quality of work • Be creative and resourceful • Stick to your ethical beliefs Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  10. Why Study Engineering? Do you like… SCIENCE? MATH? COMPUTERS? ART? PLAYING ON A SPORTS TEAM? BEING IN A CLUB?

  11. Why Study Engineering? • APPLICATION of science and math to solve problems • TEAM-based learning • DIVERSE jobs available • CHALLENGE • CONTRIBUTION to my community Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  12. Accreditation • What is accreditation? • Why is it important? • What is included in an accredited university engineering program? • Other requirements Engineering and an Engineer’s Duty to Society A presentation by MAC, 2007

  13. Let’s do some Engineering!

  14. Crash-Test Egg! • Challenge: Design & build a helmet for your egg to prevent “injury” upon impact • Suggestions: • TALK briefly about ideas first • LISTEN to everyone in your group • Work together as a TEAM • Constraints: • Limited time & materials • Eggs will be dropped from 2-2.5m • Helmet must fit INSIDE ziplock bag • You ONLY GET 1 EGG • You CAN’T TEST BEFORE OFFICIAL TESTING

  15. The Strongest Structure • Challenge: Design & build a structure from which you will hang a cup filled with heavy stuff…without tipping over! • Suggestions: • TALK briefly about ideas first • LISTEN to everyone in your group • Work together as a TEAM • Constraints: • Limited time & materials • Structure must be able to hold the cup and contents without tipping over • You CAN TEST BEFORE OFFICIAL TESTING