EGR 120 - Introduction to Engineering
Tidewater Community College
Engineering Program

Instructor:  Paul Gordy

Available Information:
Syllabus - EGR 120-D02B (TR 11:00-12:15) – Spring 2020
Syllabus - EGR 120-D03B (TR 1:30-2:45) – Spring 2020
Due Dates – check here to see when homework, quizzes, etc., are due
Homework Assignments
Media Assignments
Lecture Notes
Miscellaneous Documents

Contact Paul Gordy:  PGordy@tcc.edu

Check the Due Dates Table to see when assignments are due.  In general, all assignments are due one week from the day they were assigned.  10 points will be deducted for late assignments and no assignments will be accepted more than two weeks late or after the last day of class.

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Homework Assignments
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Individual Assignments

Team Assignments

Homework #1 (Graduation Plan) 
Homework #2 (ABET, licensing and the Engineering profession) 
Homework #3 (Engineering Ethics) 

Homework #4 (MATLAB A) 
Homework #5 (MATLAB B)
Homework #6 (MATLAB C)
Homework #7 (Significant Digits and Units 

Homework #8 (Excel A) 
Homework #9 (Excel B)
Homework #10 (Excel C)
Homework #11 (Information Literacy)
     Optional:   Assignment:  Creating a PowerPoint presentation

Team Assignment #1 (Communicating with the Arduino-BOT)
Team Assignment #2 (Testing the Arduino-BOT Servos)
Team Assignment #3 (Navigating the Arduino-BOT with Dead Reckoning)
Team Assignment #4 (Navigating the Arduino-BOT using Infrared Sensors)

      Optional:  Team Assignment #5 (Navigating the Arduino-BOT using Whiskers)

Team Assignment #6 (The Design Process and Team Presentation on the ASEE Model Design Competition)
    

Team & Self Evaluation Form
Instructor’s Evaluation Form for Team Assignment #6 Presentations

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Media Assignments
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Media Assignment #1 ("Get Licensed, Get Ahead") 

Media Assignment #2 ("Incident at Morales") 
Media Assignment #3 ("To Engineer Is Human" or “When Engineering Fails”) 

See course Canvas site for video links

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Lecture Notes (PowerPoint Presentations)
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Lecture #1 (Welcome to EGR 120)
Lecture #2 (Accreditation & Licensing)

     Optional Lecture – Engineering Careers)

     Optional Lecture – Engineering Societies
Lecture #3 (Ethics A)

Lecture #4 (Ethics B)
Lecture #5 (MATLAB A)
Lecture #6 (MATLAB B)
Lecture #7 (MATLAB C)

  Optional:  Using Octave in place of MATLAB
Lecture #8 (Significant Digits & Systems of Units)

Lecture #9 (Excel A)

Lecture #10 (Excel B)

Lecture #11 (Excel C)

    Optional Lecture - Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

Lecture #12 (Information Literacy)

Arduino-BOT Lecture #1 (Introduction to the Arduino-BOT – also see Team Assignment #1)
Arduino-BOT Lecture #2 (Servos and the Arduino-BOT – also see Team Assignment #2)
Arduino-BOT Lecture #3 (Navigating the Arduino-BOT with dead reckoning – also see Team Assignment #3)
Arduino-BOT Lecture #4 (Navigating the Arduino-BOT with infrared sensors – also see Team Assignment #4)
Lecture for Team Assignment #5 - The Design Process & the ASEE Model Design Competition -  – also see Team Assignment #5)

   Optional Lecture:  Arduino-BOT Lecture #6 (Navigating the Arduino-BOT with whiskers – also see optional Team Assignment #6)

Video -  Navigating the Arduino-BOT with dead reckoning
Video -  Navigating the Arduino-BOT with infrared sensors
Video -  Whisker Test Program
Video -  Navigating the Arduino-BOT with whiskers
Whisker Navigation Arduino Program
Servo Applications

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Miscellaneous Documents
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NSPE Code of Ethics
Ethics Problems
Appendix A – Moaveni text, 5E
Unit Conversion Table – Moaveni text, 5E
Redefining the kilogram - article
Mars Orbiter Article

WorldPopulationTable.xls – used in HW #8

FE Reference Manual – v 9.2

Equation Editor and Drawing Tools

Excel Reference Page (Examples)
Test #1 Review
Test #2 Review

Salary for BS, MS, and PhD degrees

Women Engineering Graduates
Ethics Challenge Score Sheets
Article on Moonlighting
Article on Reverse Engineering

Robotics Version 2.2
Problem-Solving Format

Study Guide – Indicent at Morales

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