What is engineering? Surprisingly few people seem to know the answer to this question, and we think that's tragic. If you've ever been curious, we are glad, and want nothing more than to clue you in! Engineer It is a project put on by a small team of students and faculty at CSU Chico. We have created a series of videos demonstrating powerful concepts related to engineering just for you.
Engineer It is, at the most basic level, a collection of educational videos. To watch videos, navigate using the dark green tabs above. These productions are mostly organized by the course that they were created to supplement at CSU Chico. Some videos are created to demonstrate how to use a certain computer program; whether also associated with a specific class or not, these are all available under the last video-containing tab: Software Videos.
Mission of Engineer It:
Students teaching students and the community about basic engineering principles to enhance perception, cognition, and recollection of STEM topics by presenting engineering situations, laboratory demonstrations, mathematical solutions, and real world applications through media production.
Acquiring knowledge of basic engineering principles begins with a person’s interest in the challenges that engineers are asked to solve. The quality of the solutions to those challenges can be enhanced by their ability to visualize physical properties and constraints, which are fundamental to the behavior of machines and structures. Using media production technologies, a refined presentation of engineering topics develop visualization of engineering problems by building prototypes and relating them to real world applications.
The objective of the “Engineer It” project is to provide upper division college students an opportunity to revisit fundamental engineering principles while teaching other students and the community about mathematical solutions and experimental demonstrations of engineering problems encompassing fundamental engineering topics such as engineering statics, strength of materials, and fluid mechanics.
The long-term plan for “Engineer It” is to produce television programs that cover college level engineering courses that transform education in math, science, and engineering for K through 12 students, college students and the community. Many people have the basic math and science skills, but fail to recognize when or how to apply them to their daily projects. “Engineer It” is the way to make the connection between academic knowledge and real world applications. Engineering students are making that connection. They can articulate their knowledge and experiences through educational programming.