Higher Education

Gateway to Engineering, 2nd Edition

  • George E. Rogers Purdue University
  • Michael D. Wright University of Central Missouri
  • Ben Yates Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • ISBN-10: 1133935648  |  ISBN-13: 9781133935643
  • 480 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2010
  • © 2014 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $111.75
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About

Overview

GATEWAY TO ENGINEERING, 2E helps students build a solid foundation in technological literacy as they study engineering-related careers and educational pathways. This book introduces middle school students to the process of design, the importance of engineering graphics, and applications of electricity and electronics, mechanics, energy, communications, automation/robotics, manufacturing processes, and control systems/computer programming. The vibrant four-color design and plentiful images make it especially appealing to middle school students, while the text's strong engineering flavor and alignment with national Standards for Technological Literacy make it the perfect tool for mastering Project Lead the Way's® Gateway to Technology curriculum. It also includes a revised chapter featuring sustainable architecture, enhanced coverage of green technology, and new CourseMate interactive learning tools.

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Features and Benefits

  • GATEWAY TO ENGINEERING, 2E's unique travel and pursuit theme is highlighted throughout its eye-catching four-color design--creating a presentation that truly engages students.
  • To support Project Lead the Way's® activities, problems, and projects approach, the authors use problem-based learning and inquiry as the primary method of instruction. They also stress invention and innovation as the cornerstone of engineering and technological development.
  • Each chapter opens with an Engineering in Action segment demonstrating how real-world engineers approach design problems and innovate solutions for society.
  • An Engineering Challenge in every chapter allows students and teachers to explore and reinforce text concepts with a hands-on problem-solving activity.
  • Math in Engineering and Science in Engineering emphasize the connections between Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) concepts.
  • Career spotlights profile professional engineers from a variety of disciplines to provide students with inspiring role models and first-hand information about career pathways.
  • Boxed articles provide interesting facts and anecdotes to encourage reading.
  • Important Engineering and Technology vocabulary is highlighted and carefully defined to ensure student understanding.
  • End-of-Chapter exercises provide opportunities to review and extend student learning.
  • THROUGH THE GATEWAY, an accompanying student supplement, features both fiction and nonfiction readings related to STEM themes that put chapter concepts into the context of real-world practice.
  • The accompanying Instructor's Resource CD includes a wealth of materials to help instructors maximize course success.

Table of Contents

UNIT 1: INTRODUCTION TO ENGINEERING.
1. Engineering and Technology.
2. Technological Resources and Systems.
UNIT 2: COMMUNICATING ENGINEERING IDEAS.
3. The Engineering Design Process.
4. Sketching.
5. Perspective Drawings.
6. Reverse Engineering.
UNIT 3: MODELING ENGINEERING DESIGNS.
7. Parametric Modeling.
8. Prototyping.
UNIT 4: THE USE OF ENERGY IN ENGINEERING.
9. Energy.
10. Sustainable Architecture.
11. Transfer of Energy.
12. Fluid Power.
13. Flight and Space.
UNIT 5: ELECTRICITY AND ELECTRONICS.
14. Electrical Theory.
15. Electrical Circuits.
16. Electronics.
UNIT 6: ROBOTICS AND AUTOMATION.
17. Manufacturing.
18. Robotics.
19. Automation.
20. Emerging Technologies.

What's New

  • GATEWAY TO ENGINEERING, 2E reflects the most recent technologies and supports the most recent revisions to the Project Lead The Way® Gateway to Technology curriculum.
  • A revised chapter on architecture and civil engineering focuses on sustainable architecture practices.
  • A new emphasis on energy conservation and sustainability is integrated throughout.
  • Enhanced coverage of green technology includes a focus on architecture and construction.
  • Vibrant new pictures and graphics vividly illustrate chapter concepts.
  • A new supplement, CourseMate, brings text concepts to life through interactive learning, study and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate includes an integrated eBook, quizzes, flashcards and more. Its unique Engagement Tracker is a first-of-its-kind tool that monitors student engagement in the course.

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285056957 | ISBN-13: 9781285056951)

Interested in a simple way to complement your text and course content with study and practice materials? Cengage Learning's CourseMate for Gateway to Engineering brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools that support the printed textbook. Watch student comprehension soar as your class works with the printed textbook and the textbook-specific website. CourseMate goes beyond the book to deliver what you need!

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Instructor's Resource Key  (ISBN-10: 1133940854 | ISBN-13: 9781133940852)

The Instructor Resources CD to accompany Gateway to Engineering, 2nd edition contains the instructor's guide on PDF, PowerPoint Presentations, Computerized Test Banks, an Image Gallery and a Correlation Guide to the ITEEA Standards for Technological Literacy.

Principles of Engineering  (ISBN-10: 1435428366 | ISBN-13: 9781435428362)

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING will help your students better understand the engineering concepts, mathematics, and scientific principles that form the foundation of the Project Lead the Way® (PLTW) Principles Of Engineering course. Important concepts and processes are explained throughout using full-color photographs and illustrations. Appropriate for high school students, the mathematics covered includes algebra and trigonometry. The strong pedagogical features to aid comprehension include: Case Studies, boxed articles such as Fun Facts and Points of Interest, Your Turn activities, suggestions for Off-Road Exploration, connections to STEM concepts, Career Profiles, Design Briefs, and example pages from Engineers' Notebooks. Each chapter concludes with questions designed to test your students' knowledge of information presented in the chapter, along with a hands-on challenge or exercise that compliments the content and lends itself to exploration in the classroom. Key vocabulary terms that align with those contained in the PLTW POE course are highlighted throughout the book and emphasized in margin definitions.

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Project Lead the Way: Civil Engineering and Architecture  (ISBN-10: 1435441648 | ISBN-13: 9781435441644)

Based on the innovative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, this dynamic new text is designed to prepare students for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether students are interested in becoming engineering or architecture professionals, or simply want to understand the structural systems and building styles in their communities, this text will help them develop the technological literacy to appreciate, describe, and make informed decisions about our built environment. As an integrated part of your PLTW program or a standalone classroom resource, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE is an ideal choice to support your students' STEM success. This book provides a richly illustrated history of architectural styles and the engineering achievements that produced them, as well as detailed coverage of the principles and concepts that current professionals use to shape today's built environment. From site discovery through landscaping, the text provides a wealth of step-by-step examples and exercises, plentiful case studies and career profiles, and engaging articles and activities to help students build their knowledge while developing essential problem-solving skills.

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Virtual and Physical Modeling for Engineering Design: A Student Activity Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435439058 | ISBN-13: 9781435439054)

This activity manual contains 5 units with a total of 30 hands-on projects in the following areas: Visualization, 3D Modeling, Energy and Power Technology, Nanotechnology, and Biometrics. A primary goal of the 30 projects is to increase your technological literacy in line with ITEEA Standards for Technological Literacy and national standards for mathematics and science.

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Student Supplements

CourseMate Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285056957 | ISBN-13: 9781285056951)

The more you study, the better the results. Make the most of your study time by accessing everything you need to succeed in one place. CourseMate includes: An interactive eBook with highlighting, note taking and an interactive glossary and Interactive learning tools, including: Quizzes, Flashcards, and more!

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LMS Integrated for CourseMate™, 2 terms (12 months) Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1285741919 | ISBN-13: 9781285741918)

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Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305210530 | ISBN-13: 9781305210530)

Flash cards are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards are already included.

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Principles of Engineering  (ISBN-10: 1435428366 | ISBN-13: 9781435428362)

PRINCIPLES OF ENGINEERING will help you better understand the engineering concepts, mathematics, and scientific principles that form the foundation of the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Principles Of Engineering course. Important concepts and processes are explained using full-color photographs and illustrations. The Mathematics used in the book is based on algebra and trigonometry, not calculus. The chapters contain special features to increase your comphrension: Case Studies, boxed articles such as Fun Facts and Points of Interest, Your Turn activities, suggestions for Off-Road Exploration, connections to STEM concepts, Career Profiles, Design Briefs, and example pages from Engineers' Notebooks. Each chapter concludes with questions designed to test your knowledge of the information contained in the chapter. Key vocabulary terms are highlighted as they appear and repeated in margin definitions.

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Quizzing Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305207858 | ISBN-13: 9781305207851)

Quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, quizzes are already included.

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Quizzing with Flash Cards Instant Access  (ISBN-10: 1305205251 | ISBN-13: 9781305205253)

Flash cards and quizzes are effective study aids especially when you only have a limited amount of time. These flash cards and quizzes work with your title and can help you to review and learn essential terms and key concepts. This is instant access product; at the completion of your purchase, simply go to "My Home" and gain immediate access to your product. Note: If you have purchased CourseMate for your title, flash cards and quizzes are already included.

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Project Lead the Way: Civil Engineering and Architecture  (ISBN-10: 1435441648 | ISBN-13: 9781435441644)

Based on the innovative Project Lead the Way (PLTW) curriculum, this dynamic new text is designed to prepare you for college and career success in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Whether you are interested in becoming an engineering or architecture professional, or simply want to understand the structural systems and building styles in your community, this text will help you develop the technological literacy to appreciate, describe, and make informed decisions about our built environment. As an integrated part of your school's PLTW program or a personal resource, CIVIL ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE is an ideal choice to support your STEM success. This book provides a richly illustrated history of architectural styles and the engineering achievements that produced them, as well as detailed coverage of the principles and concepts that current professionals use to shape today's built environment. From site discovery through landscaping, the text provides a wealth of step-by-step examples and exercises, plentiful case studies and career profiles, and engaging articles and activities to help students build their knowledge while developing essential problem-solving skills.

List Price = $153.95  | CengageBrain Price = $153.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $115.50

Virtual and Physical Modeling for Engineering Design: A Student Activity Manual  (ISBN-10: 1435439058 | ISBN-13: 9781435439054)

This activity manual contains 5 units with a total of 30 hands-on projects in the following areas: Visualization, 3D Modeling, Energy and Power Technology, Nanotechnology, and Biometrics. A primary goal of the 30 projects is to increase your technological literacy in line with ITEEA Standards for Technological Literacy and national standards for mathematics and science.

List Price = $44.95  | CengageBrain Price = $44.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $33.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

George E. Rogers

Dr. George E. Rogers is a professor and coordinator of Engineering/Technology Teacher Education at Purdue University. He previously served as a faculty member at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and taught technology education in Omaha, Neb., public schools. He is a former vice president of the Engineering and Technology Education Division of the Association for Career and Technical Education (2005-2008) and former editor of the JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL TEACHER EDUCATION (2002-2004). He is a member of the Indiana Engineering and Technology Education Curriculum Committee and the Indiana Project Lead the Way® Steering Committee. The author or coauthor of 56 research and scholarly publications, Dr. Rogers has received numerous awards from both the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Purdue University, including Purdue University College of Education Outstanding Service Award. He received his Ed.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Michael D. Wright

Dr. Michael D. Wright is dean of the College of Education at The University of Central Missouri. He taught six years in public schools and has been a teacher-educator for 25 years. He serves on the Project Lead the Way National Advisory Board and is active in ITEA, where he served as president in 2002 and 2003. The author or coauthor of numerous research and scholarly publications, Dr. Wright is a frequent presenter at state, regional, and national conferences. He has received almost $9 million in funding in support of career and technology education. A member of the National Advisory Board for the NSF-funded Technology for All Americans Project, he has received numerous awards and honors, including ITEA's Meritorious Service and Distinguished Technology Educator Awards as well as the University of Missouri's High Flyer Award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Wright holds an Ed.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Ben Yates

Ben Yates is associate affiliate director of Missouri Project Lead the Way, Missouri University of Science and Technology. He taught technology education and served in district and building administration for 25 years in public schools and spent 10 years as a teacher-educator at the University of Central Missouri. He served twice as president of the Technology Education Association of Missouri and one term on the International Technology Education Association Board of Directors. His distinctions include the ITEA's Distinguished Technology Educator and the Humanitarian Award. Mr. Yates earned Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts degrees in industrial education from California Polytechnic State University, San Louis Obispo.