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CE 101: Assignment

Term Paper

The topic of the term paper (a team effort) focuses on two projects on a specific engineering area. One will be a project built in the U.S., and the other in a foreign country. The two projects will have in common the problem they were built to solve. Your job will be to analyze the two projects and compare the engineering design and construction solutions highlighting the impact of local environmental, cultural and societal issues. This research guide is designed to provide access to resources in the library to address each of these issues.

Examples:

Refer to the syllabus for details about your paper.

Example

Compare the Roman Colosseum with  a Football Stadium in the United States

Other forms of the word are Coliseum.  It is also known as Amphitheatrum Flavium or Flavian Amphitheater.

Preliminary research comes up with the following keywords/terms:

Roman Colosseum or Roman Coliseum

Colosseums or Coliseums in general

It is also known as Amphitheatrum Flavium or Flavian Amphitheater

Amphitheaters or Amphitheatres

Sports arenas or Sports stadiums

Football Stadium (in general) in the United States (not soccer stadiums)

Specific football stadiums.  Examples: Louisana Superdome, Houston's Astrodome etc.

What is a global engineer?

Here are some of the attributes:

  • Demonstrates an understanding of political, social, and economic perspectives
  • Demonstrates an understanding of information technology, digital competency, and information literacy
  • Demonstrates an understanding of the ethical and business norms and applies norms effectively in a given context (organization, industry, country, etc.)
  • Communicates effectively in a variety of different ways, methods, and media (written, verbal/oral, graphic, listening, electronically, etc.)
  • Communicates effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Possesses an international/global perspective
  • Possesses fluency in at least two languages
  • Possesses the ability to think both critically and creatively
  • Possesses the ability to think both individually and cooperatively
  • Functions effectively on a team (understands team goals, contributes effectively to team work, supports team decisions, respects team members, etc.)

 From http://www.ifees.net/pdf/WEEF-2012-Attributes-of-a-Global-Engineer.pdf