General Engineering Introduction/Presentations/quiz

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Engineering presentations are important because they

sharpen engineering documentation
help fundraising
figure out what is important
minimize engineering documentation


Engineering presentation goals are

planting questions
inviting participation
getting help
explaining details


Engineering is like art in that

Is evaluated in class through presentations
Is shown to the public
Is juried by customers
Should be able to show off at any time


Engineers should be able to present at any time because

they are documenting continuously
projects are never "finished"
stuff never works
practice makes perfect


Valid reasons for not presenting at any time:

not working
not finished
have done nothing since last presentation
haven't documented anything


During an engineering presentation do the following

snow with details
educate audience with tutorial
start conversations
shrink detail so that those interested will ask questions
plan answers to anticipated questions


Engineering presentations are best started by

problem description
problem/solution pairs


A status update presentation has what objectives?

reassure the client, principal investigator or instructor
renegotiate the problem statement
educate the client
ask client open ended questions


The purpose of a design review is:

present design details
solicit concerns from other engineers
expose details to the public
prevent death, loss of money, equipment failure


What is a poster session?

something to academia
a small booth at a tradeshow or a physical poster at college
chance to talk to potential customers and clients
where engineering students plaster hallways with engineering posters