Engineering 101: An introduction to the engineering design process and resource design tools by means of projects, lectures, homework, mentor visits, and team meetings. Team projects, including service learning, require application of creativity, engineering analysis, and computational tools. Readings, lectures, and discussions also examine the areas of technology in society, engineering ethics, and library research methods. Various computer software tools are introduced and used. This course fulfills the foundations of information technology core category.
Multi-tools are handy and useful for many jobs. But none of the multi-tool tools are as good as the real tool. And no professional would rely solely on a multi-tool. Similarly, Google is a handy and useful research tool, but not as good as the research tools available from the library.