Research an Engineering Field!

Research an Engineering field of your choice

What is An Engineer?

An Engineer is a person who uses his or her knowledge of science, technology, math, and communication to solve technical design problems. Engineering changes as new technologies are developed. Many of the careers that you will be applying for after you finish school don’t exist today. As new technologies are developed, new careers become available, and a new generation of engineers is needed as well. The oldest engineering category is civil engineering. What do you think is the newest?

A new way to present information is a glog. A glog is a graphical blog or digital poster that allows you to mix images, text, music, and video. It can be saved in the cloud so that you can access it from any computer that has Internet access. In this activity you will create a glog of an engineering career and present it to your class. Your glog is due on Thursday.

What do I put in my Glog or Smore?

In this activity you will investigate an engineering career. The glog you will create (using (Links to an external site.) or ) will highlight the responsibilities, salary range, best location, education requirements, and future demands for this type of engineer.

1. Brainstorm with your classmates as many types of engineering careers as you can while your teacher records them on the board.

2. From the careers listed on the board, select an engineering career that you want to learn more about. Research the career on the Internet or through career books in your classroom, guidance office, or library. Take notes of the information you want to include in your glog.

3. Create a glog that highlights the information that you collected on your career. Make sure to include the following.

  • What type of work do people in this career perform?

  • What is the current salary of this occupation?

  • What are the working conditions? Inside/Outside? Office/Plant/Lab?

  • What are the major job responsibilities?

  • Is there a demand for this job in the future?

  • What kind of education is needed for this type of work?

  • Provide 1 picture of an engineer working in this field.

  • (Optional) Include 1 video of no more than 1 minute that demonstrates someone in this career.

4. Present your glog to the class and describe the engineering career that you researched.