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National Engineers week is nearly here and it is as important as ever that we teach our students its meaning and importance. This week was geared to raise public awareness about the contributions of engineers and the importance of incorporating S.T.E.M principles into everyday curriculum.
Math and science are the major skills needed to be an effective engineer. Engineersneed to become as knowledgeable as possible on certain subjects in order to successfully solve problems and make important improvements. Below are examples of three different types of engineering fields.
Mechanical Engineering refers to the research, design, developmentand testing of machines. This can include anything from batteries to roller coasters to combustion engines and refrigeration systems.Mechanical Engineersfind a problem, analyze it and research how it can be solved. They also oversee the manufacturing of these products and test and retest until an optimal solution is found. For a great video to share with your students, go to the PBS.org
Civil Engineersdesignthings like roads, tunnels, bridges, railroads etc. Depending on the sub-field of this profession, they have to understand strength and stability and what forces are at stake when designing these structures (structural). They also have to be concerned with the efficiency and movement of people (transportation)and the behavior of Earth's materials(geotechnical). For another great video go to PBS.org
Electrical engineering deals with the study and application of electricityand electronics. This is a very broad field of engineering with many sub-fields.Electrical Engineerscan be involved in wireless communication, electronic power, control, instrumental and signal processing. They work on things like circuit boards, solar panels, sensors etc. Head to this YouTube channel for another great video to share with