Technology & Engineering will help students realize how technology affects people and the world in which we live. Numerous illustrations and easy-to-read text enable understanding of how people use technology and why technological systems work the way they do. Student-friendly features, such as Tomorrow's Technology Today, Technology Explained, Academic Connections, STEM Connections, Think Green, and Career Corners, provide numerous practical examples of the impacts of technology on our world. This edition of the book contains information on automation and robotics, digital photography, digital signals, and job skills and employment. The book is fully correlated to the Standards for Technological Literacy.
Strategic Reading features help students focus on the material in each chapter.
STEM Connections and Academic Connections relate chapter content to math, science, history and communication.
Think Green features connect chapter content to environmental issues
Technology Explained features highlight and discuss a variety of current technologies.
Career Corner presents information about careers related to various technological fields.
Test Your Knowledge questions, and STEM applications are included at the end of each chapter.
In addition to the text, the teaching package includes a Tech Lab Workbook with material relating to the activities in the text. Other supplements include an Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint CD and an EXAMVIEW Assessment Suite CD.
1. Technology: A Dynamic, Human-Created System 2. Technology as a System 3. Types of Technological Systems 4. Inputs to Technological Systems 5. Technological Processes 6. Outputs and Feedback and Control 7. Production Tools and Their Safe Use 8. Measurement Systems and Tools and Their Role in Technology 9. The Problem-Solving and Design Process 10. Developing Design Solutions 11. Evaluating Design Solutions 12. Communicating Design Solutions 13. Using Technology to Product Artifacts 14. The Types of Material Resources and How They Are Obtained 15. Processing Resources 16. Manufacturing Products 17. Construction Structures 18. Using and Servicing Products and Structures 19. Using Technology to Communicate 20. Printed Graphic Communication 21. Photographic Communication 22. Telecommunication 23. Computer and Internet Communication 24. Using Technology to Transport 25. Transportation Vehicles 26. Operating Transportation Systems 27. Energy: The Foundation of Technology 28. Energy-Conversion Systems 29. Agricultural and Related Biotechnologies 30. Food-Processing Technologies 31. Medical and Health Technologies 32. Organizing a Technological Enterprise 33. Operating Technological Enterprises 34. Using and Assessing Technology 35. Technology: A Societal View 36. Technology: A Personal View
Dr. R. Thomas Wright - is one of the leading figures in technology-education curriculum development in the United States. Dr. Wright has served the profession through many professional offices. These offices include President of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) and President of the Council on Technology Teacher Education (CTTE). His work has been recognized through the ITEEA Academy of Fellows award and Award of Distinction, the CTTE Technology Teacher Educator of the Year, the Epsilon Pi Tau Laureate Citation and Distinguished Service Citation, the Sagamore of the Wabash Award from the Governor of Indiana, the Bellringer Award from the Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Ball State University Faculty of the Year Award and George and Frances Ball Distinguished Professorship, and the EEA-Ship Citation. Dr. Wright's educational background includes a bachelor's degree from Stout State University, a master of science degree from Ball State University, and a doctoral degree from the University of Maryland. His teaching experience consists of 3 years as a junior high instructor in California and 37 years as a university instructor at Ball State University. In addition, he has also been a visiting professor at Colorado State University; Oregon State University; and Edith Cowan University in Perth, Australia.