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Engineering Key Community Seminar (Fall 2019)

KEY 192A


Catalog Description:  The goal of the Engineering Key Community Seminar is to introduce freshman engineering students to the engineering profession by examining the impact of engineering research, design, analysis and development on society.   Students will also be introduced to the unifying engineering science principles such as the conservation of mass, momentum and energy, materials science, mathematical algorithms and how these principles (along with manufacturing techniques, cost, safety requirements, environmental considerations and intellectual property) impact the design of engineering systems.   Students will also develop technical communication, time management and critical thinking skills.

Required Reading: Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, Delta; Reprint edition (January 11, 2000).

Instructor: Anthony J. Marchese                                      Download Course Syllabus: here

Office: Scott Bioengineering 104                                      
Phone: (970) 491-2328                                                      Office Hours:  TBD

home and objectives

The goal of this seminar is to introduce freshman engineering students to the engineering profession by examining 
the impact of engineering research, design, analysis and development on society.   The objectives of the course are as follows:
  • Recognize the impact of technology on society (both positive and negative).
  • Discuss how scientific principles are used to support the design of an engineering product, process or solution.
  • Demonstrate the ability to solve engineering problems using a systematic problem solving approach: (known, find, given, assumptions, analysis, discussion).
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate your results (in written, graphical and oral formats).
  • Develop a passion for the engineering profession and reaffirm your decision to study engineering!

course outline and notes

homework assignments

Assigned Readings

engineering design of the week

egnineering research

rules and grading

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2019 Anthony J. Marchese.