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									           Career Day
           A power point presentation to initiate
           middle and high school students to
           engineering and electrotechnology
           with a particular interest in electrical
           engineering and technology and to
           introduce them to

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                    What Is Engineering
                       Engineering is the application of
                        mathematical and scientific principles
                        to solve a problem with minimum cost
                        to the owner.
                       Engineering is an iterative process.
                       The engineer is educated as a scientist, a
                        mathematician and a problem solver.
                       The technologist is trained in the practical
                        aspects of the field.
4/5/2010               The engineer and technologist are always
                        SAFETY conscious minimizing risks to life and
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                    Minimum Cost
                       Scientists demonstrate that certain
                        processes work.
                       Engineers make this process work as
                        fast as practical with a minimum
                        of resources (materials and labour).
                       Engineers solve problems by
                        analyzing malfunctions to correct
                        deficiencies and restore proper operation.
                       Technologists often work side by side with
                        engineers although many provide independent
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                       Buildings must be designed to
                        minimize risk of injury.
                       Bridges must be designed to
                        withstand most credible risks.
                       Roads must be designed to minimize
                       Machines must be built to operate
4/5/2010                safely.
                       All designs must include an ample
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                        safety factor.
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                    Iterative Process
                       A design is done taking all available variables into
                        account to   solve the problem efficiently.
                       The project is built and commissioned into

                       Any shortcomings are brought back to
                        design for re-evaluation.

                       Shortcomings are corrected and re-
                        commissioned as needed keeping cost
                        in mind.
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                    Iterative Process… An Example
                       Early computers were large, slow, difficult
                        to program and used much energy.
                       The Transistor was invented allowing the
                        energy hungry Vacuum tube to be made
                       Large Computing Centre Mainframes
                        gradually gave way to minicomputers, and finally
                        personal computers… Altair 88, ZX81, Commodore
                        PET, Vic 20 and Commodore 64, when the IBM            PC
                        and its clones hit the street.
4/5/2010               The IBM PC was a Standard imitated by many
                        other manufacturers which, by competition, forced the
                        computer completely out of the box and into your
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                       Engineering is usually a 5 year
                        program at most Canadian Universities.
                       Co-Operative programs with
                        industry can give engineering students
                        practical experience in the field.

                       Engineering Education usually includes
                        a core program and electives depending on
4/5/2010                the chosen discipline of practice.
                       Technologists’ and Technicians’ programs
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                        are about 3 and 2 years respectively in community
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                    Engineering Disciplines
                          Military
                          Civil
                          Mechanical
                          Chemical
                          Electrical
                          Geomatics (or Surveying)
                          Industrial
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                    Electrical Engineering
                       Communications Engineering
                       Power Engineering
                       Controls Engineering
                       Computer Engineering
                       Software Engineering
                       The above are only a bird’s eye view of
                        the many other fields and sub-fields

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                       IEEE Canada
                         Canada is Region 7 of the Institute of
                         Electrical and Electronics Engineers
                         The IEEE is the largest educational
                         institution in the world
                         The IEEE is the largest single publisher
                         of educational material in the world
                            IEEE Xplore Contains:
                               nearly   900,000 Articles
                               including   85,000 from 1952 to1987
4/5/2010                       2   million PDF files viewed each month
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           The Logo
              The IEEE logo represents the form
               of Benjamin Franklin’s kite
              The symbol of the two arrows inside
               the kite represent the Right Hand Rule for
               the direction of the magnetic field around a wire
               carrying current
              Grasp the wire with the right hand, the thumb
               pointing in the direction of the current. The
               fingers will curl around the wire in the direction of
               the magnetic field.

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           •More about IEEE
           Kinds of Memberships
            Associate Member

            Full Member

            Gold Member

            Senior Member

            Fellow

            Life Member

            Platinum Member

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           •Why IEEE Membership
              Publications keep members on the
               leading edge of technological
              Industry Relations
              Meet Peers at events and conferences
              Cross Pollinate ideas with others in the
               same field
              Management training by participating in
               volunteer activities
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              More than 40 Societies include...
              Power Apparatus and Systems
              Computer Society
              Communications Society


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           •IEEE Services
              Courses usually with conferences
              Seminars on the web or with conferences
              Conferences around the world
              Guides
              Standards, like guides, are used globally.
               These are generated and revised by committees
               representing many industries and universities
4/5/2010       while being conscious of governmental
               regulations, and in many cases, guide them also.

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           •IEEE Standards & Guides
              Standards and guides assure that
               knowledge from past experiences is
               passed on to future engineers and


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           Web Information Links
              IEEE Canada
              IEEE Global
              Future City Competition
              Engineering Week

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           •The Mark of a Canadian
              The Iron Ring is the mark of a
               Canadian Engineer


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           The end
              This Career      Day presentation is
               brought to you by IEEE Canada
               and its resources. It is maintained by the
               Secretary. Any comments to: IEEE Secretary at


              REV 2003OCT15

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