Lecture_1_Intro_Analysis

Lecture_1_Intro_Analysis - WELCOME TO ES 140 INTRODUCTION...

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WELCOME TO ES 140 – INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING Professor: Scott A Guelcher Teaching Assistant: Jason Ballengee Fall 2008 Vanderbilt University School of
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Introduction - Goals 1. Educate students in their choice of engineering majors. 2. Educate students on what it means to be in engineering. 3. Provide students with essential tools for further study in engineering.
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Grading Policy Class Assignments: 20% Mid-term Exam: 30% Challenges (10% each): 30% Class Participation: 20% TOTAL: 100%
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Class Participation On-time attendance at every class session Participation in class discussion by asking questions and answering questions that contribute to the learning environment (remember, quantity is not as beneficial as quality) Attendance at your choice of at least three engineering panel sessions (Thursdays, 5:10pm, FGH 134) Attendance at one of the Career Education seminars held in November (you choose the session that is most convenient for you)
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Awarding of Credit Potential vs. Performance Performance = Reward Everyone should get an A (right?)
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Personal Information My Background: 1. Assistant Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (2005 – present). Research: biomaterials, regenerative medicine, cell- biomaterial interactions 2. Senior Research Scientist, Bayer Polyurethanes (1999 – 2003) 3. PhD, Chemical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon (1999) 4. Research Engineer, Eastman Chemical (1992 – 1994) Office: Olin 207 Phone: (32)2-9097
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Course Materials Custom textbook (Bookstore) Reference material and homework assignments Laptop Computer (bring everyday to class) Take care of it…it’s critical to your success Blackboard Course Management System (via OAK) Major source of information and assignment submission in this course Syllabus
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BRIEF INTRODUCTION & HISTORY OF ENGINEERING Fall 2008 Vanderbilt University School of
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What is Engineering? Professional problem solving Using technology and science to enhance our quality of life Useful invention and practical innovation Using existing knowledge for some useful purpose Applying math and science principles to real world problems Finding creative solutions to difficult problems
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History Early notable engineering successes: r Egyptian pyramids (2500 BC) r Early Egyptian dams and canals (2000 BC)
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