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tech unit 2 vocab

vocab for tech class

1. Data Facts and statistics used for reference or analysis.
2. Designer A person who designs any of the variety of things. This usually implies the task of creating drawings or in some ways uses visual cues to organize his or her work.
3. Engineer a person who is trained in and uses technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
4. Ergonomics The study of workplace equipment design or how to arrange and design devices, machines, or workspace so that people and things interact safely and most efficiently.
5. Evolution A gradual development
6. Mock-up A part of design brief that challenges the designer, describes what a design should do without describing how to solve the problem, and identifies the degree to which the solution must be executed.
7. Negotiation Mutual discussion and arrangement of the terms of a transaction or agreement.
Raw material Any natural resource that is used to make finished products.
9. Standard Special importance, value, or prominence given to something.
10. OSHA A government organization whose mission is to assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace
12. Detail drawing A dimensioned, working drawing of a single part, also referred to as part drawing
13. Engineers’ notebook Also referred to as an engineer’s logbook, a design notebook, or designer’s notebook 1. A record of design ideas generated in the course of an engineer’s employment that others may not claim as their own. It is an archival record of new ideas and engineer
15. Manufacture to make something, especially on a large scale using machinery
16. Mode the value that occurs most frequently in a given set of data.
17. Nominal size the designation of the size established for a commercial product.
18. Profile An outline of something as seen from one side.
19. Repeatability The ability to replicate or duplicate a result.
20. Product lifecycle stages a product goes through from concept and use to eventual withdrawal from the market place.
22. Ecosystem a biological community of interacting organisms and their physical environment.
24. Ethics The moral principles governing or influencing conduct.
25. Marketing The promotion and selling of products or services.
26. Model A visual. Mathematical, or three-dimensional representation in detail of an object or design, often smaller than the original. A model is often used to test ideas, make changes to a design, and to learn more about what would happen to a similar, real obje
28. Normal distribution A function that represents the distribution of variables as a symmetrical bell shaped graph.
29. Research The systematic study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions.
30. Statistics Collection of methods for planning experiments, obtaining data, organizing, summarizing, presenting, analyzing, interpreting, and drawing conclusions based on data.
31. Design statement A part of design that clearly and concisely identifies a client’s or target consumer’s problem, need, or want.
33. EPA is the acronym for the environmental protection agency.
34. Evaluate To form and idea of the amount or value of; assess.
36. Market research The activity of gathering information about consumers’ needs and preferences.
37. Non-renewable resource A resource or raw material that cannot be grown or replaced.
39. Residue A small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
40. Renewable Resource A resource or raw material that can be grown and replaced.
NSPE National Society of Professional Engineers
NIEE National Institute for Engineering Ethics
Ethics Standards, rules or guidelines for morally or socially approved conduct such as being honest or trustworthy or acting in the best interest of a society.
Obligations Requirements arising from a person’s situation or circumstances (e.g., relationships, knowledge, position) that specify what must or must not be done for moral, legal, religious, or institutional reasons.
Software Piracy The illegal copying, distribution or use of software.
Whistle Blowing When a person raises a concern about wrongdoing occurring in an organization or body of people.
A person’s behavior is always ethical when he or she: Does what is best for everyone
Engineers should follow their professional ethics code because: It provides a clear definition of what the public has a right to expect from responsible engineers
Engineers should act ethically because: That is the way responsible engineers behave
The first and foremost obligation of registered professional engineers is to: The public welfare
Registered professional engineers should undertake services for clients only when: They are fully technically competent to carry out the services
Created by: p0708222
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