Welcome to Gifts & Talents 2022 - 2023

Let’s Explore
The Branches of  

Gifted instruction for the 2022-2023 school year will bring the wonder of the various branches of Engineering to the Gifted & Talented Classroom! All students enrolled in the G&T program will experience the extensive branches of engineering through various media and STEAM-based learning experiences. 

The Rationale for the Study:

Some of the best branches of engineering are Mechanical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Electrical Engineering.  We will be focusing on these as well as a few others.

An engineering degree offers our students a lot of freedom in finding their dream jobs.  It can be a launching pad for jobs in business, design, medicine, law, and government.  To employers or graduate schools, an engineering degree reflects a well-educated individual who has been taught ways of analyzing and solving problems that can lead to success in all kinds of fields.

Our students can change the world!!  Imagine what life would be like without pollution controls to preserve the environment, lifesaving medical equipment, or low-cost building materials for fighting global poverty. All this takes engineers.  In very real and concrete ways, engineers save lives, prevent disease, reduce poverty, and protect our planet.

The Preface for this Study:

The 2021 – 2022 school year began our study of engineering with a focus on Biotechnology/Biomedical Engineering and Environmental Engineering. We learned about the occupations and career opportunities that are associated with those areas. 
The students acquired knowledge that biomedical engineering is a field widely used in the development of a few areas such as medicine, agriculture, security, and bioresearch.  It bridges the fields of engineering and medicine. 

Biomedical engineers create the tools used by scientists and doctors to cure the afflictions and ailments of humankind.  They will continue to shape the future of healthcare by improving imaging techniques for faster diagnosis of illnesses and refining bionic implants to make them more accessible to all who need them.  

Environmental engineers work to make sure pollutants are not released into the air or water sources and that solid waste is properly disposed of. Some environmental engineers work in management developing environmental protection plans.  

The Curriculum Structure for 2022 - 2023
Units of Instruction Focus:

Mechanical Engineering
This is the oldest and most comprehensive branch of engineering.  It focuses on physics, engineering mathematics, and the principles of materials engineering for the design, analysis, production, and maintenance of equipment.  It requires an understanding of mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, building science, structural analysis, and electronics.

Examples of Occupations:
Auto research engineer                            Production Engineer
Robotics engineer                                     Design Engineer
Research and Development

Computer Engineering

This integrates computer science with electrical engineering to develop and analyze circuits, microprocessors, and computers.  Computer engineers tend to focus more on hardware while software engineers traditionally focus on programming and software design.

Examples of Occupations:

Data Scientist/Data Analyst                       Web Developer
Information Security Analyst                       Software Engineer
Computer & Information Research Scientist       Data Architect
Graphic Designer                       Network Security Engineer

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Electrical engineering involves the study and application of electricity and electronics.  These individuals specialize in optical engineering, power engineering, control engineering, and telecommunications engineering. They design and build all manners of electric and electronic devices. Electrical engineers help power the world and make the necessities of modern life easier, smaller, and better for the environment.

Electronic engineering involves the development of hardware for computers, mobile phones, gaming consoles, and other devices. They can also create and maintain tools for the future such as creating super-fast quantum computers and making the internet even faster. They also create special effects for movies; design cell phones that are more reliable; develop artificial retinas for the blind, and work on satellite communication systems that connect people around the world.

Examples of Occupations

Electronics Design engineer                    Electronics & Telecommunication engineer
System control engineer                    Maintenance engineer

Civil Engineering

Civil Engineering is one of the oldest forms of engineering.  It is a specialized field of engineering that includes the design, construction analysis, and maintenance of structures, both natural and man-made.  These include bridges, roads, dams, and buildings. They also take care of utility systems such as water, gas, electricity, and telecommunications. They work with scientists, architects, and construction companies, to help build the world’s cities, and to ensure that we all live in safe and sustainable environments. Sub-engineering, control engineering, structural engineering, urban engineering, municipal engineering, biomechanics, and surveying.

Examples of Occupations

Land Surveyor                                                 Site engineer
Rural & Urban transport engineer                    Consulting civil engineer
Quality control engineer

Other Areas of Engineering/Future Career Fields

Aeronautical Engineering             Agricultural Engineering
Chemical Engineering                    Industrial Engineering
Marine Engineering                    Materials Engineering
Mechatronics Engineering            Nano-Engineering
Aerospace Engineering                    Automotive Engineering
Clean Energy Engineering            Manufacturing Engineering
Nuclear Engineering                                        …… to name a few!

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