September 12th thru September 21st

posted Sep 11, 2016, 7:48 AM by Mr Becker   [ updated Sep 15, 2016, 8:13 AM ]
Those of you that have not finished the Autodesk Inventor tutorial should finish it.  Be sure to save your .ipt file on your H: drive so the part can be pulled back up and graded for completion.

Be sure that your portfolio has been submitted Portfolio Submission

I will reiterate that you must have your portfolio submitted to this site in order for your work to be graded. 

If I don't have your site, you will receive a NTI until I access to review it.

This week we will be taking a look at some Engineers throughout history, but first, what are we talking about?  What is engineering?

Who made the modern age possible? Here are a few of the pioneers Historical Engineers

This is just a few of the people throughout history..... There are many, many more.
Which leads us to your next assignment:

Your job is to make a :60 - :90 second summary (and please feel free to make it fun/funny) of an engineer not yet discussed in class

You can work in groups of up to 3, but all members must contribute. 

(Note that it will be possible for team members to receive very different grades, the more you contribute, the higher your possible grade. I will be keeping track of what I observe during class) 

 It needs to include the basics of your engineer:
  • Name
  • Location
  • Era/Time
  • Biggest accomplishments
  • Type of Engineer
  • Any relationship to other famous engineers
  • Some type of interesting trivia about this person that most folks don't know.
You and your team will present your findings to the class.  You may use any medium at your disposal , but you will be standing at the front of the class to deliver summary.

Your summary will be presented in class 9/20 and 9/21

The biggest error we see students make is thinking they have so much time.  The better thinking is to be done early, make any minor adjustments, and chill out.  Instead, many wait, get stressed out and yelled at, then work really hard at the end.  Sounds like if the same amount of hard work is done early, life is better...

Here's the basic rubric for your presentations:
  • A - excellent information, entertaining format (or at least a strong attempt)
  • B - some flaws in info and/or low attempt at entertainment
  • C - correct info, no attempt at entertainment
  • D - bare bones, obvious lack of research, large pieces of info missing
  • F - nothing