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EGR 111, Researching the Pre-Modern Engineer: The Assignment

What do you need to do?

  • Develop a working definition of an engineer in your own words.
  • Choose a character virtue
    • What does it mean?
    • How does it relate to your definition of an engineer in your own words?
  • Choose a pre-modern engineer e.g. an individual born before 1400 A.D.
  • Research the individual
    • How does the individual fit your definition of a pre-modern engineer in their time?
    • What can you learn about the person?
      • When were they born?
      • When did they die?
      • What type of education did they receive?
      • What was their family like?
      • What are the relevant cultural or political events of their lifetime?
    • What were their worldly contributions?
      • Did they create anything?
      • What was the impact during their time?
      • What did they do?

The full assignment

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