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Engineering Fundamentals

Engineering Fundamentals
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By: Ryan A. Brown, Joshua W. Brown, and Michael Berkeihiser

ISBN: 978-1-61960-220-5
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: ©2014
Subject: Technology / Engineering
Grade Level: 9-12
Retail Price: $96.00
School Price: $72.00


Engineering Fundamentals: Design, Principles, and Careers provides a complete introduction to the field, starting with the design process and then reviewing, in-depth, nine of the top disciplines. For each discipline, career options, educational requirements, basic math and science principles, and real-world applications are presented. The content fully supports STEM initiatives and an activity-based curriculum.
  • The text is appropriate for all levels of students as technical content is presented in an easy-to-understand manner.
  • Students learn methods to identify problems, brainstorm, and develop solutions.
  • It correlates to college and career readiness state standards for math and to Next Generation Science Standards.

Table of Contents

  1. What is Engineering?
  2. Engineering Design
  3. Defining Problems and Brainstorming
  4. Researching Designs
  5. Communicating Solutions
  6. Modeling, Testing, and Final Outputs
  7. Materials Engineering
  8. Electrical Engineering
  9. Civil Engineering
10. Mechanical Engineering
11. Bioengineering
12. Computer Engineering
13. Aerospace Engineering
14. Manufacturing Engineering
15. Chemical Engineering
16. Engineering as a Profession

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   PDF Fundamentals of Engineering Technology (PDF, 512 KB)
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Engineering and Design
   PDF Technology Systems (Common Core Standards for Math) (PDF, 328 KB)
   PDF Technology Systems (Next Generation Science Standards) (PDF, 302 KB)
   PDF Technology Systems (Standards for Technological Literacy) (PDF, 312 KB)
   PDF Concepts of Engineering and Technology TEKS (PDF, 321 KB)
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About Author(s)

Ryan A. Brown - is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and an associate director of the Center for Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Illinois State University. He currently teaches courses for preservice teachers on topics such as instructional methods and assessment. Previously, he taught a variety of courses at the secondary level, including design processes, transportation systems, and fundamentals of engineering. Dr. Brown coauthored Exploring Design, Technology, & Engineering with Dr. R. Thomas Wright. He has also written titles in both the Humans Innovating Technology Series (HITS) and the Kids Inventing Technology Series (KITS) for ITEEA, as well as in the Activity! series for the Center for Implementing Technology in Education. Dr. Brown's educational background includes a bachelor's degree and master's degree from Ball State University and a doctorate degree from Indiana University.

Joshua W. Brown - is an assistant professor in the Department of Technology and Engineering Education at Illinois State University. He previously taught middle school and high school in Indiana. He currently prepares future technology and engineering education teachers and is actively involved in the student organizations Technology and Engineering Education Collegiate Student Association (TEECA) and the Technology Student Association. His research focus is in STEM education and integrating engineering into secondary classrooms. Joshua W. Brown has a B.S. from Ball State University in Technology Education, an Ed.M. from University of Illinois in Educational Psychology, and a Ph.D. from Purdue University in Curriculum Studies.

Michael Berkeihiser - has written numerous journal articles for Technology and Engineering Teacher and the TEEAP Journal and has presented at many conferences. Mike teaches Engineering Design, Architectural Design, and Electronics at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Unionville's Technology Education Department won ITEA and TEEAP Program Excellence Award in 2009.

Berkeihiser's educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Millersville University and a master's degree from Ball State University.


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Text 370 978-1-61960-220-5 $96.00$72.00
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Online Text, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-61960-223-6 $96.00$72.00
Bundle (Text + Online Text 6yr. Classroom Subscription, min. 15) 370 978-1-61960-224-3 $128.00$96.00
Workbook 256 978-1-61960-225-0 $24.00$18.00
* Instructor's Annotated Workbook 256 978-1-61960-227-4 $80.00$60.00*
* Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-61960-226-7 $260.00$195.00*
* ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 656 test questions 978-1-61960-228-1 $248.00$186.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License 600 slides 978-1-61960-229-8 $240.00$180.00*
* Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Site License 600 slides 978-1-61960-230-4 $600.00$450.00*
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