Warm Up September 11-12

Some people argue it is impossible for individuals to invent or perfect significant new technology in our modern world. For example, Edison (electric light bulb, 1879), or Marconi (radio, 1890’s). Instead, giant corporations or institutions now develop all the significant new technology. Do you agree? Explain your response.

Warm Up, August 30-31

Which of the following design considerations should be most important to an engineer? Explain.

1. Innovation – something new or different
2. Efficiency – an inexpensive and easy to produce product
3. Client satisfaction – whoever pays you is happy with your work.