What is an Engineer? What does an engineer do?

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What is an Engineer? What does an engineer do?


HW01: Creating Your D4P Portfolio

This assignment is due in one week (due Sept-4) at 11:59PM. See BBLearn for assignment deadlines.

Complete a short introduction to yourself on Google Sites ( sites.google.com – use your NAU login information).

Save PDFs of the pages to submit to Bb Learn – read “Creating a PDF” for additional information.

Submit the link to your D4P Portfolio on Bb Learn – copy & paste to the “Add Comments” section. Help for Google Sites is provided here:  http://support.google.com/sites/?hl=en#topic=1689606.

Part 1: About Me

The main page of your D4P Portfolio should be an “About Me” section. Since this is your portfolio, choose a theme and add pictures to capture your personality that you wish to display. Remember that homework must be prepared and presented in a professional manner.

At minimum, answer the following questions.

  • Name
  • Where are you from?
  • What year are you?
  • What is your intended major? Why?
  • What do you hope to achieve though this class?
  • What is something unique about you (different from anyone else in the class)?

Part 2: Current Understanding

Create a new page (Google’s help is  here) to capture your current understanding of engineering and the four pillars of the D4P Program: Design, Communication, Teamwork, and Professionalism. Answer the following questions:

What is an Engineer? What does an engineer do?

What is Engineering Design? Why should we follow a Design Process?

Why is Communication important in engineering? How must an engineer communicate?

Why is Teamwork important in engineering? What are desirable characteristics of a good team member?

What does Professionalism mean? Provide specific examples.






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