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"The best high school engineering book I have found. Gives a great foundation to teach Engineering. Helps me meet state standards and gives me great ideas for class projects."
Steve Sweigart
Johns Creek High School
Alpharetta, GA

"I looked long and hard for a textbook that the students could learn from and relate to, and this book does both. It's great."
Jim Jones
Fairfield High School
Goshen, IN

"The students like the book and the hands-on activities."
Paul Kynerd
Miami Lakes Ed Center
Miami, FL

"The best book I've found so far. The projects are engaging and thought-provoking, and the content is extremely relevant."
Dan McCue
St. Xavier High School
Louisville, KY

Table of Contents & Outline for "Engineering Your Future: A Project-Based Introduction to Engineering" for High School:

1. What Is Engineering? (Job Classifications)
The Engineer and the Scientist
The Engineer and the Engineering Technologist
What Do Engineers Do? (Engineering Job Classifications)
2. Developmental Timeline for Engineering
Definition of Engineering
Prehistoric Culture
Engineering’s Beginnings
Timeline of Engineering History
3. The History of the Early Engineering Disciplines
Civil Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
4. Profiles of Historical Engineers
Nolan Bushnell
Thomas Edison
Leonardo daVinci
Idsambard Brunel
Charles Steinmetz
Henry Ford
Robert Goddard
Wilbur & Orville Wright
Grace Murray Hopper
Joseph Strauss
Leo Szilard
5. The Engineering Disciplines
The Disciplines
Salary Information
The Engineering Technical Societies
6. Profiles of Engineers and Engineering Students
Profiles of NASA Engineers
Profiles of Practicing Engineers
Profiles of Engineering Students
7. Technical Communication
Oral Communication Skills
Written Communication Skills
Formats of Written Communication
8. Succeeding in the Classroom
Keys to Effectiveness
Well-rounded Approach
Time Management
9. What Do Employers Look For?
Working with Others
Meyers Briggs Personality Types
10. Systems and Optimization
11. Materials
History of Use
New Materials
Classifying Materials
Periodic Table & Properties
Properties of Materials
12. Technology, Society, and Ethics
General Ethics
Engineering Ethics
Engineer’s Obligation to Society, Employer, Clients
Legal Issues
13. Concurrent Engineering and Teamwork
Why the Focus?
Project Management
What Makes a Successful Team?
Leadership Structures and Attributes
14. Problem Solving
Analytic Problem Solving
Creative Problem Solving
Problem Solving Styles
Critical Thinking
15. Design and Modeling
The Design Process
Design Stages
Design Stage Case Study

16. An Interview with a Practicing Engineer

17. Computer Tools
The Internet
Mathematics Software
Presentation Software (PowerPoint)
Operating Systems and Programming Languages
18. Engineering Fundamentals and Resources
Physical Principles
Mechanisms and Simple Machines
Kinematics Basics
Planar Linkages
Other Mechanisms (Ratchets, Clutches, U-Joints, etc.)
Momentum, Work, Energy, and Dynamics
Fluid Mechanics, and Pneumatic and Hydraulic Systems
Electrical Circuits
Engineering Economics
19. Engineering Work Experience
Summer Jobs and Part-Time Employment
Volunteer and Community Service
Co-op Programs