Engineering is the practical applications of scientific and mathematical principles.

So Engineering is basically Applied Geometry...(and other Maths)...

"Scientists study the world as it is; engineers create the world that has never been."

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CK-12 Engineering -- An Introduction for High School FlexBook is a great free collaborative resource! Go There!


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Here is an engineering model of a joy stick for a computer game, drawn with 3D Software on a computer, and then the same model built with a Lego Mindstorm Kit, both done as projects for the MIT course referred to below...

joystick_1.pngLego_joy_stick.png

Here is the link to the free online College Course Outline for Mechanical Engineering at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts,

which you can download for free to keep on your computer: to study and learn about Engineering and some software programs

they use in the class. That's where I copied these 2 pictures from ... the "Syllabus", which gives you a good brief summary

with cool pictures, animations, study guides, and text references for what the course is about:

http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mechanical-engineering/2-000-how-and-why-machines-work-spring-2002/index.htm

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"Engineering involves the application of creativity in partnership with math, science, social studies, language arts, and fine arts

to search for quicker, better, and less expensive ways to use the forces and energies, and materials of Nature to meet the challenges

of today. Engineers are problem-solvers, who use every resource possible to bring into existence the things and ideas that they can imagine to improve our society." (from The Engineering Place)


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Careers of Young Women Professional Engineers:

Here is a link to a website highlighting the Careers of Young Women Professional Engineers:

offering brief profiles of their work

and educational information about groups that encourage and support young women

pursuing careers in Engineering:

http://www.engineeryourlife.org/cms/inspiringwomen.aspx


And also check our page DotDiva, which is about girls using computers to change the world for the better...

to be continued...


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Engineering- Go For It -- A Fun Online Engineering Magazine for K-12

http://www.egfi-k12.org/


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Engineering for the Other 90%

is Engineering Worldwide and especially for the vast populations of poverty-stricken Countries...

This website could be the basis of an entire year's curriculum; it's that good and comprehensive.