Engineering is the application of scientific knowledge, mathematics, and practical experience to create, build, design, and operate structures, machines, devices, systems, materials, and processes. It is a vast field that encompasses the design of the built environment, the production of energy, the exploration of space, the development of new technologies, and the advancement of medical science.
Engineering is an essential part of the modern world, and its impact is seen in every aspect of life. Engineering has been around for thousands of years, and it has been used to solve problems, build structures, and create new technologies. Ancient civilizations such as the Egyptians and the Greeks used engineering to create monuments, dams, canals, and other structures. During the Middle Ages, engineering was used to build fortifications, create mechanical devices, and develop new methods of manufacturing. The industrial revolution brought even more advances in engineering, as new technologies were developed to make production more efficient.
Organize Your Research
- State the hypothesis and purpose of your research.
- Describe your methods of investigation.
- Include data collected and what was learned.
- Give conclusions based on the collected data.
- Emphasize the significance and highlights of the research.
Shape Your Presentation
- Prepare notes that highlight the salient points of your talk.
- Practice the delivery of your talk, along with your slide sequence. Be sure your talk fits the time allotted.
- Use simple sentences. Avoid jargon, highly specialized vocabulary, and unfamiliar abbreviations.
- Think about questions you might be asked, and prepare your answers.
- Audio-visuals should amplify your talk, not duplicate it.
- Do not include music or film clips or other copyrighted content with your presentation unless it is directly relevant to your research. If you must include music, film clips, or similar content, please ensure that it is either open source or content for which you have copyright permissions to use. Optimally display your work—don't use words if a picture conveys it more clearly (graphs, tables, charts, etc.).
- Use line graphs to show trends; bar graphs to compare magnitudes; pie graphs to demonstrate relative portions of a whole.
- Make sure your supporting audio-visuals are concise, uncluttered, and easily read from a distance. We recommend that you use a font of at least eighteen points or larger. This is especially important in presentations to a virtual audience because screen sizes vary by user.
- Request special AV equipment early or it may not be available.