Keys to Engineering Success
©2001 |Pearson |
Jill S. Tietjen, University of Colorado, Boulder
Kristy A. Schloss, Schloss Engineered Equipment, Inc.
Carol J. Carter, LifeBound, LLC
Sarah Lyman Kravits, Montclair State University
©2001 |Pearson |
For any freshman-level introduction to engineering course.
Lively in format and filled with real-world vignettes, applications, and examples, this introduction to engineering is designed to keep students encouraged and motivated during their freshmen year when they can't yet see how all of the calculus, physics, and chemistry relates to their engineering education. The real-world vignettes and pictures capture not only the diversity of the profession, but of the engineers themselves, providing an overview of the various types of engineering as well as what working professionals do. The text also features extensive information on engineering-specific study skills, gives hints and suggestions on how to enhance one's college experience, and provides information on what resources to look for and where to find them.
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Portrays engineering as an exciting career and entices students to enter and stay in the field. Ex.___
Prepares students for the types of problems they will encounter specifically in their engineering courses. Ex.___
Provides a foundation for program outcomes and assessments. Ex.___
Provides students with real-life examples of engineering success stories and addresses the diversity of today's students and workplace populations in terms of ethnicity, perspective, culture, lifestyle, race, choices, abilities, needs, and more. Ex.___
Introduces students to success strategies as they apply to school, work, and life, not just in the classroom. Ex.___
Helps students understand the problem-solving and thinking skills necessary to succeed as an engineering student. Ex.___
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1. What Is Engineering?
2. Where to Get Help When You Need It.
3. Individual Realities.
4. Goal Setting and Time Management.
5. Critical and Creative Thinking.
6. Reading and Study Skills.
7. Note-Taking and Writing.
8. Listening, Memory, and Test Taking.
9. Relating to Others.
10. Managing Career and Money.
11. Changing With the Future.
Appendix A. Types of Engineers.
Appendix B. Web Resources.
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JILL S. TIETJEN, P.E., is a registered professional engineer whose area of expertise is electric utility power generation and transmission planning. Ms. Tietjen is the principal of Technically Speaking and previously served as the Director of the Women in Engineering Program at the University of Colorado at Boulder. She provides engineering consulting services building on her work experience with Duke Power Company and Stone & Webster Management Consultants, among others. Ms Tietjen served as the 1991-1992 National President of the Society of Women Engineers, of which she is a Fellow. She is an electrical engineering accreditor for the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. Ms. Tietjen is a contributing author to the 1995 book She Does Math! She has a B.S. in applied mathematics, minor in electrical engineering, and an M.B.A.
KRISTY A. SCHLOSS is the president of Schloss Engineered Equipment, an environmental equipment design and manufacturing firm. She was the 1999 National, Regional, and Colorado winner of the Exporter of the Year award from the U.S. Small Business Administration. Named a Distinguished Engineering Alumna from the University of Colorado at Boulder, Ms. Schloss has also received the Honor Award from the Colorado Engineering Council. A life member of the Society of Women Engineers, Ms Schloss was appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the Environmental Technologies Trade Advisory Committee and the District Export Council. Ms. Schloss writes and speaks regularly on the opportunities for and rewards of being an engineer. She has a B.S. in civil engineering.
CAROL CARTER is Vice President and Director of Student Programs and Faculty Developments at Prentice Hall. She has written Majoring in the Rest of Your Life: Career Secrets for College Students and Majoring in High School. She has also co-authored Graduating Into the Nineties, The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Career Success, Keys to Effective Learning, and the first edition of Keys to Success. In 1992 Carol and other business people co-founded a nonprofit organization called LifeSkills, Inc., to help high school students explore their goals, their career options, and the real world through part-time employment and internships. LifeSkills is now part of the Tucson Unified School District and is featured in seventeen high schools in Tucson, Arizona.
JOYCE BISHOP holds a Ph.D. in psychology and has taught for more than twenty years, receiving a number of honors, including Teacher of the Year. For the past four years she has been voted "favorite teacher" by the student body and Honor Society at Golden West College, Huntington Beach, CA, where she has taught since 1986 and is a tenured professor. She is currently working with a federal grant to establish learning communities and workplace learning in her district, and has developed workshops and trained faculty in cooperative learning, active learning, multiple intelligences, workplace relevancy, learning styles, authentic assessment, team building, and the development of learning communities. She also co-authored Keys to Effective Learning.
SARAH LYMAN KRAVITS comes from a family of educators and has long cultivated an interest in educational development. She co-authored The Career Tool Kit, Keys to Effective Learning, and Keys to Success and has served as Program Director for LifeSkills, Inc., a nonprofit organization that aims to further the career and personal development of high school students. In that capacity she helped to formulate both curricular and organizational elements of the program, working closely with instructors as well as members of the business community. Sarah holds a B.A. in English and drama from the University of Virginia, where she was a Jefferson Scholar, and an M. F. A. from Catholic University.
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