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What an engineer is, what they do, and how they are important in our society
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Agricultural Engineers : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Agricultural Engineers : Occupational Outlook Handbook : U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics | The Profession of the Engineer | Scoop.it
Agricultural engineers—also known as biological and agricultural engineers—work on a variety of activities.
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                Bis.gov has an article on agricultural engineers, who are also known as biological engineers. Very unlike from the other engineers I’ve been talking about, they don’t specialize in building and chemical. These engineers rather specialize in food, nature, and agriculture. They have variety of tasks, from raising food to farming to jobs that have to do with the forest. Agricultural engineers also develop biofuels and help improve the ways to process food and conservation.

                Agricultural engineers also design machinery for agriculture, using modern technology. They test machinery, design food-processing plants, improve rural areas, design crop store houses, and things like these. These engineers pretty much do things to improve the lives of a community, especially rural communities. Agricultural engineers create machinery that helps using technology like GPS and are involved in the research to produce crops with more desirable traits. They also research the production of new forms of biomass, like algae, for power production. These engineers also specialize in production, sales, or management.

                Agricultural engineers help the rural area keep producing more crops so we can never have any food shortages.

               

 

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Agricultural Engineers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/agricultural-engineers.htm (visited January 13, 2013).

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What is Chemical Engineering

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Stanford.edu’s “what is chemical engineering” article talks about the chemical engineer, the person responsible for the creation of the production, transformation, and transportation or materials. This involves working in a laboratory for the conduction of experiments and implements modern technology to its full potential. Chemical engineers are needed for the processing of chemicals and materials. A lot of industries depend on their work and research. Industries that work with chemical, oil, energy, biotechnology, and environmental engineering are increasing.

                To work as a chemical engineering, chemical engineers need a deep understanding of the scientific principles and engineering of the technological processes that they carry out. The courses which teach this include mathematics, material and energy balance, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, energy and mass transfer, seperations technologies, and other things that takes as much knowledge as the knowledge needed for aeronautical engineering. These courses come from the sciences of chemistry, physics, and biology.

                The articles I’ve been reading, like this one, remind me how much you need to know if you want a well paying job in this world. Engineers have studied long and hard to make it where they are today, learning all of these topics.

 

"What Is Chemical Engineering." What Is Chemical Engineering. Stanford.edu, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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Architect

Architect | The Profession of the Engineer | Scoop.it
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                Bis.gov has another article about the job that is very similar to engineering: the architect. According to the article, the architect’s job is to design houses and buildings, which is architecture, hence the name architect. Architects design from offices and apartments to churches and airport terminals. However, they must also make sure that the buildings are nonhazardous and works for the people who use them.

                Architects must first talk to their client and learn what they want in their building. The architect first decides if it is possible to build, and if it is, he/she draws the plans which show the building. If the client is ok with these drawings, the architect draws the final plans of the building, showing the beams, ventilation system, and other key features. Architects usually use computers these days to draw their designs. To become an architect, you need a degree in architecture, which means the courses you need to take include math, science, building design, and architectural theory. The job of an architect will also never die out because they’re in as much demand as engineers.

 

"Architect." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 19 Mar. 2010. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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What is an Engineer? - The Free Information Society

What is an Engineer? - The Free Information Society | The Profession of the Engineer | Scoop.it
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                Freeinfosociety.com gives information about the enginner and their role in society. The article on this website talks about what an engineer is and the different types of engineer. Each engineer has their own specialty like electronics, mechanical, architecture, and others. The article mentions that enginneering is a well paying job and places to learn how to become an engineer. The own author’s thought about the career of engineering is in the article, and he says it is a rewarding career and its nice to know that you are helping in the advancement of technology.

                The goal of the article is to inform the reader and those who are interested about the duty of an engineer and the challenges of the career. The authors mentions how sometimes in a project, engineers must produce an efficient end result but at the same time not to expensive. Also an engineer might sometimes realize that a certain project is impossible because we do not have that technology yet. The article helps anybody who is interested in becoming an engineer and the author tells the reader to contact him if they have any questions.

 

Find Engineering Schools. "Articles/Miscellaneous/Other/What Is an Engineer?" FIS RSS. FreeInfoSociety, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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Electrical Engineering - TryEngineering

Electrical Engineering - TryEngineering | The Profession of the Engineer | Scoop.it
TryEngineering is a portal about engineering and engineering careers, developed to help young people understand what engineering means, and how an engineering career can be part of their future.
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                The article at tryengineering.org talks about the electrical engineer, the person who specializes in working with electrical appliances and devices. They’ve made huge contributions to our society, giving us video games, cell phones, television, computers, and other electronic devices we use everyday. Electrical engineers have different subfields, like aerospace, bioengineering, computers, education and research, transportation, and telecommunications. Electrical engineers have to take courses like circuitry, electronics, digital design, and microprocessors. Laboratory courses also help in the career of an electrical engineer because it reinforces the things they learned. Basic courses in subjects like calculus, physics, chemistry, and the humanities are the foundation of the curriculum. Additional courses like computer science, mechanical engineering, and manufacturing  help you become a good electrical engineer. Co-op programs are optional, so students training to be an engineer experience what its like.

                This article reminds me of how electrical engineers have given me and everybody else devices I use everyday. The article also reminds me of how you need to work hard if you want to be a success in life. That is what my parents always told me.

 

Tryengineering. "Eletrical Engineering." Tryngineering.org. Tryengineerng.org, n.d. Web. 13 Jan. 2012.

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What Is Aeronautical Engineering?

What Is Aeronautical Engineering? | The Profession of the Engineer | Scoop.it
Aeronautical engineering is a branch of aerospace engineering. Focused on aircraft design, aeronautical engineering includes...
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                Wisegeek.org has an article about another type of engineering called aeronautical engineering. Aeronautical engineering is “the study of how things fly in the Earth’s atmosphere and the application of that knowledge to design and build aircraft and missiles”.  The engineers in this field have jobs ranging from development and research to aircraft maintenance. Since there are a lot of subfields to aeronautical engineering, it is a job that requires a lot of discipline, including the subjects of math, physics, electronics, and other things. According to the article, aeronautical engineering includes the testing, assembly, maintenance, development. And study of aircraft, missiles, material to make such things, and their parts. As I read the article, It is hard to believe how much knowledge is required to manage this job. Aeronautical engineers need to know areas which include math, software design, electronics, aerodynamics, propulsion and the design of aircraft systems, which is called avionics.

                This article makes me realize that so much thought and work is put into a machine that people use every day. A lot of things, more things than I thought would have to be known, are required in this engineering field.

 

Jones, Andrew. "What Is Aeronautical Engineering?" WiseGEEK. Ed. Lucy Oppenheimer. WiseGEEK, 12 Dec. 2012. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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Civil Engineer

Civil Engineer | The Profession of the Engineer | Scoop.it
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The article about civil engineering on bis.gov talks about how civil engineers build things from sewer systems to buildings. Civil engineers have to think about different factors, like making sure that weather does not ruin the project so easily. Civil engineers can manage construction sites or work in the city while others can do their work in construction, research, design, and teaching. The main specialties in civil engineering are construction, structural, environment, transportation, and other fields. The author talks about what the job is like, saying that engineers usually work in areas where a lot of manufacturing and construction is needed. So work sites include construction sites, cities, or far away from cities, which requires travel. Back in 2008, civil engineers usually got paid $78,560 a year. The author lastly mentions that in the future, civil engineering is a job that will never die out. The author says, and I agree, that engineers will be needed to replace old buildings and to create more homes for the expanding population.

                This article talks about how civil engineering is a reliable job and how they will always be needed.

 

Civil Engineer." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 19 May 2010. Web. 13 Jan. 2013.

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