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What Is Engineering?

The key terms used in What Is Engineering? in the STEM lab. (PLTW 7)

Agriculture The raising of crops and animals for food, feed, fiber, fuel, or other useful products.
Artifact A human-made object.
Biotechnology All the technology connected with plant and animal life.
Communication The transmission of information through a common system of symbols, signs, behavior, speech, writing, or signals.
Construction The act or process of building, erecting, or constructing buildings, roads, or other structures.
Energy The ability to do work. Energy is one of the basic resources used by a technological system.
Engineering Using technological and scientific knowledge to solve practical problems.
Environment The surroundings in which a person, animal, or plant lives.
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.
Industrial Of, relating to, or resulting from industry.
Innovation An improvement of an existing technological product, system, or method of doing something.
Invention A new product, system, or process that has never existed before, created by study and experimentation.
Manufacturing The process of making a raw material into a finished product; especially in large quantities.
Math The science of patterns and order and the study of measurement, properties, and the relationships of quantities using numbers and symbols.
Nanotechnology The science and technology of building devices, such as electronic circuits, from single atoms and molecules.
Process Human activities used to create, invent, design, transform, produce, control, maintain, and use products or systems; a sequence of actions that combines resources to produce an output.
Science The study of our natural world through observation, identification, description, experimental investigation, and theoretical explanations.
System A group of interacting, interrelated, or interdependent elements or parts that function together as a whole to accomplish a goal.
Technology The way people use resources to meet their wants and needs.
Transportation The process by which passengers or goods are moved or delivered from one place to another.
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