Tag: engineering

Manufacturing Myths

There are many myths about manufacturing held by high school students and adults alike across the US, and right here at home in our high schools. How can high school students make choices about careers in manufacturing if they don’t even know what it is? Here are some of the myths your students...

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Mfg Math & Statistics Activity

What? Use M&M’s or similar candies to learn about Six Sigma and manufacturing statistics? Yup. Perfect for CIM class and POE. Tastiest activity they will do all year. Step 1: How are M&M’s Made? Watch this video and answer the questions below. Copy and paste the questions...

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The Power Grid

How does the electricity that you use for everyday life get to your house? Americans use a lot of energy every day and we count on electricity for almost everything we do, and the amount of electricity we use is continually growing. Where does this energy come from, and how does it get to us? The...

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Injection Molding: Marvel of Modern Engineering

Jim Found this one, and it is a GEM!  A video about a plastic ball valve. Really? This is a marvel of engineering? Ummm… actually… yes. Jim and I both think so, and since it’s on the internet it must be true. This is a great 15 minute video with some wry humor thrown in that explains...

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Glass: Engineering Material & its Properties

Wow!  Who knew this about glass? Like many engineering materials, glass can take on many different properties depending on how it’s made and it’s composition. Here are two great videos that demonstrate some engineering properties of glass  presented by Jamie Hyneman, and Adam Savage…...

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What is Engineering?

What is Engineering? Here’s a brief synopsis in a 2 minute video from MIT And one about different types of engineers from Youtube: .youtube_sc iframe.yp{display:none;}The Adobe Flash Player is required for video playback.Get the latest Flash Player or Watch this video on YouTube.  71 total...

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Roles in Manufacturing

on Saturday, 28 March 2015. WHAT’S NEXT FOR OUR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN MANUFACTURING? So now our students are ready to graduate with a taste for what manufacturing is all about. How many of your students are interested in manufacturing? How many even know what jobs are out there and what...

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