Engineering: Past, Present, Future

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This presentation was made to middle and high school members of the Black Achievers program. Provided an overview of the engineering profession and highlighted the accomplishments of past and present minorities.

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Engineering: Past, Present, Future

  1. 1. Past, Present, FutureWalnut Street YMCA Black Achievers Program Presented on February, 16th 2013
  2. 2. IntroductionWho is an Engineer?Why Engineering?Past EngineersPresent EngineersFuture EngineersGetting an Engineering DegreeWrap-Up
  3. 3. ‘Allow me to re-introduce myself…’Bachelor’s of Science: Electrical EngineeringMaster of Engineering: Systems Engineering
  4. 4. http://latimesherocomplex.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/star-trek-next-gen1.jpghttp://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2012/7/12/1342116163805/Freeman-with-Christian-Sl-008.jpg
  5. 5. “An engineer is a professional practitioner ofengineering, concerned with applying scientificknowledge, mathematics and ingenuity to developsolutions for technical problems.”From Latin:◦ ingeniare ("to devise“)◦ ingenium ("cleverness")http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engineer
  6. 6. Chemical ◦ Bio-molecular / Molecular, Materials, Process Civil ◦ Environmental, Geotechnical, Structural, Transport Electrical ◦ Computer, Electronic, Optical, Power Mechanical ◦ Aerospace, Acoustic, Thermal, Automotive Other ◦ Agricultural, Biological, Energy, Industrial, Mechatronics, Nano, Nuclear, Petroleum and more…http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_engineering_branches
  7. 7. Problem Solvers◦ Take what Science has discovered and make it work in real-life◦ Make things, ‘Faster, Better, Cheaper’
  8. 8. Patented an improved Sewing Machine G. A. Morgan Hair Refining Company Inventor ◦ Gas Mask ◦ 3-way Traffic SignalGarret Morgan http://www.biography.com/people/garrett-morgan-9414691
  9. 9. Railroad Car Restroom Air Conditioner Worked on patents for ◦ Telephone (Alexander Graham Bell) ◦ Incandescent Light Bulb (Thomas Edison, Hiram Maxim)Lewis Latimer http://www.biography.com/people/lewis-howard-latimer-9374422
  10. 10. Registered 60+ Patents ◦ Steam Boiler Furnace ◦ Telephone Transmitter ◦ Trolley Wheel ◦ Multiplex Telegraph ◦ 3rd Rail System for TrainsGranville T Woods http://www.biography.com/people/granville-t-woods-9536481
  11. 11. The List Goes On.. ◦ Elijah McCoy ◦ Jan Matzeliger ◦ …http://inventors.about.com/od/blackinventors/u/BlackHistoryMonth.htm
  12. 12. http://images.politico.com/global/2012/03/120308_montel_williams_reut_328.jpghttp://www1.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Herbie+Hancock+53rd+Annual+GRAMMY+Awards+Press+fc5_9HAQVcXl.jpg
  13. 13. Medical Doctor Choreographer 1st African American woman in Space Actress ◦ 1st Astronaut to appear on a Star Trek episodeDr Mae Jemison http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mae_Jemison
  14. 14. Dennis Weatherby http://web.mit.edu/invent/iow/weatherby.html
  15. 15. Angela Barbee-Hatter Guion Bluford Mark E. Dean Battery System for the Chevy Volt 1st African American in Space Broke the 1Ghz Barrier Angela Barbee-Hunter: http://intouch.ccgmag.com/resource/resmgr/2012_hof_posters_&_photos/hoh_alumni_posters2012_angel.pdf Guion Bluford: http://intouch.ccgmag.com/resource/resmgr/2012_hof_posters_&_photos/hoh_alumni_posters2012_guion.pdf Mark E. Dean: http://intouch.ccgmag.com/resource/resmgr/2012_hof_posters_&_photos/hoh_alumni_posters2012_mark_.pdf
  16. 16. YOU
  17. 17. You are needed……365,000* of you between 2010- 2020http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Architecture-and-Engineering/home.htm* From the National Engineers Week Foundation 2012 Bulletin
  18. 18. http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/395718_249351171813542_214673428614650_536418_450982499_n.jpg
  19. 19. What Does it Take?◦ Decide to Never Give Up◦ Find a Mentor◦ Leadership◦ Discipline◦ Play Well with Others◦ Learn to Overcome Failure◦ Have Fun
  20. 20. Google Earth® view of an accomplishment of the earliest Civil / Structural Engineers… The Pyramids
  21. 21. 2012 Computer Science / Engineering Career Cluster Davida Baker Melissa Bordley James Groom Ani Ifon

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