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STEM Study Guide

STEM Exam: Wed, 12.19.12

An occupation undertaken for a significant period of a person's life and with opportunities for progress Career
A new method, idea, or product Innovations
The action of leading a group of people or an organization Leadership
The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes Technology
Computer programs with a user interface Applications
A program that accesses and displays files and other data available on the Internet and other networks Broswer
The imparting or exchanging of information or news Communication
The key component of a computer system, which contains the circuitry necessary to interrupt and execute program instructions. Central Processing Unit
To copy data from computer system to another or to a disk Download
To communicate electronically on the computer E-Mail (Electronic Mail)
The machines, wiring, and other physical components of a computer or other electronic system Hardware
A link from a hypertext file or document to another location or file, typically activated by clicking on a highlighted word or image on the screen Hyperlink
An international computer network providing e-mail and info from computers in educational institutions,government agencies, and industry, accessible to the genera public via modem links Internet
The programs and other operating info used by a computer Software
The application of scientific knowledge for practical purposes Technology
Uniform Resource Locator; a location or address identifying where documents can be found on the Internet; a web address URL
A piece of code that is capable of copying itself and typically has a detrimental effect, such as corrupting the system or destroying data Virus
Examine methodically and in detail the constitution or structure of something, typically for purposes of explanation and interpretation Analyze
A spontaneous group discussion to produce ideas and ways of solving problems Brainstorm
Facts and statistics collected together for reference or analysis Data
A plan or drawing produced to show the look and function or workings of a building, garment, or other object before it is built or made Design
To put into effect Implement
A 3D representation of a person or thing or of a proposed structure, typically on a smaller scale than the original Model
Serious of actions or steps taken to achieve an end Process
A person who purchases goods and services for personal use Consumer
A plan or suggestion put forward for consideration or discussion by others Proposal
An imaginary straight line passing through the center of a symmetrical solid about which a plane figure can be conceived as rotating to generate the solid Axis
Computer-aided design CAD
Cut or shape an object to particular measurments Dimensions
A person who designs, builds, or maintains engines, machines, or public works Egineer
Consisting of or displaying images in black and white or in varying tones of only one color Monochrome
The curved path of a celestial object or spacecraft around a star, planet, or moon especially a periodically elliptical revolution Orbit
An approximate representation, on a flat surface, of an image as it is seen by the eye Perspective View
A measure of human demand on the Earth's ecosystems. It compares human demand with planet Earth's ecological capacity to regenerate Ecological footprint
The branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings Ecology
The surroundings or conditions in which a person, animal, or plant lives or operates Environment
The disposal of refuse and other waste material by burying it and covering it over with soil Landfill
The state of great comfort and extravagant living Luxury
Materials or substances such as minerals, forests, water, and fertile land that occur in nature and can be used for economic gain Natural resources
The fact of being required or indispensable Necessity
Convert waste into reusable material Recycling
Of, or relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged Sustainability
The philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment and services to comply with the principles of economic, social, and ecological sustainability Sustainable design
The using of a resource Consumption
Or, or relating to, or produced by the internal heat of the earth Geothermal
The presence in or introduction into the environment of a substance or thing that has harmful or poisonous effects Pollution
The ability to do something or act in a particular way, esp. as a faculty or a quality Power
Of, relating to, or determined by the sun Solar
Reasoning conducted or assessed according to strict principles of validity Logic
Provide a computer or other machine with coded instructions for the automatic performance of a particular task Program
A machine capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically Robot
An estimate, often itemized, of expected income and expense for a given period in the future Budget
Time allowed for payment for goods or services obtained on trust Credit
Provide funding for a person or enterprise Finance
A sum paid or charged for the use of money or for borrowing money Interest
A financial gain, esp. the difference between the amount earned and the amount spent in buying, operating, or producing something Profit
The action or power of focusing one's attention or mental effort Concentration
The use of the imagination or original ideas, esp. in the production of an artistic work Creativity
Complete and wholehearted devotion, especially to a career, ideal, etc. Dedication
The quality of being trustworthy and reliable Dependability
A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility Duty
The ability to assess and initiate things independently Intiative
The quality of being honest and having strong moral principles; moral uprightness Integrity
The competence or skill expected of a professional Professionalism
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