Space Shuttle Main Engine
Engineering Key Community Seminar
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
Required Reading: Rocket Boys by Homer Hickam, Delta; Reprint edition (January 11, 2000).
Instructor: Anthony J. Marchese
Download Course Syllabus: here
Scott Bioengineering 104
Phone: (970) 491-2328
Office Hours: TBD
Attendance (30%). The
class meets once per week and attendance is required.
Class Participation (30%).
The class format will be interactive and participation in class
discussions is expected. In-class exercises will be conducted in
teams and indivually.
Short homework assignments will be given each week in support of the
topics covered that week. In addition, a project will be
Policy and Other Rules
• Attendance at each class is required. Class participation
is a key component of the course
• Assignments are due at the beginning of class. Late assignments
will not be collected but I will drop the lowest homework grade.
• Please do not be late to class.
• Please turn cell phones off and keep them in your pockets. Obviously, if you have some sort of emergency situation
where you need to leave your cell phone on, just let me know prior
• Bring your calculators to class, since we will work on a lot
of problems in class.
• Lap tops or tablets are allowed for calculation and/or note taking, but
please refrain from surfing the web, unless I ask you to visit a URL in support
of the lecture.