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## GOALS FOR eVOL10 ENGINEERING FUNDAMENTALS CLASS: - Build engineering skills and explore engineering through creative technology - Collaborate with your peers to create successful solutions - Get hands-on experience with smart technology and basic coding ## Instructors
Dr. B
Engineering Professor
Structural Engineer
John Thress
B.S. Mechanical Engineering
Aerospace / Mechanical
Graduate Student
# Intro to Engineering Disciplines and Activities | Monday | Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering (MABE) | [Link to your First Engineering Quest: Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering Principles in Sports](https://ef.engr.utk.edu/efp/evol10/biomechanics.php) | | Tuesday | Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering (EECS) | [Mechatronics using micro:bit and JavaScript](https://ef.engr.utk.edu/efp/evol10/microbit.php) | | Wednesday | Coding and Engineering Problem Solving, Intro to Industrial Engineering | [Sphero RVR Robot Course](https://ef.engr.utk.edu/efp/evol10/rvr.php) | | Thursday | Civil Engineering and Materials Science | [Design, Earthquakes, and Structures](https://ef.engr.utk.edu/efp/evol10/rvr2.php) | | Friday | Overview and Results | [Link](https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1V0AvQMIzmV0dH2o_LHsNO_AtuJEhCK2nNIeIpM0WSQc/edit?usp=sharing)| |----|--------------| # *A lot of kids growing up today aren't told that you can be whatever you want to be. There may be obstacles, but there are no limits.* - Mark Dean, Inventor, Computer Engineer, and UT Distinguished Professor Mark Dean helped develop a number of landmark technologies for IBM, including the color PC monitor and the first gigahertz chip. He holds three of the company's original nine patents. He was born in Jefferson City, TN, is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Engineering, and served as the interim Dean of Engineering. # Plan to do some coding this week! - Coding is a great way to explore engineering fields and prepare for college. - Coding makes you more employable, impresses those around you, helps you accomplish more things, and is a fun challenge. - Coding automates tedious tasks and makes life easier - Coding is a fun tool for artistic expression - It sharpens your problem solving skills by learning how to tackle a problem in a methodical way. # What do you want to code? Websites? Games? iPhone apps? A startup that makes you rich? Interactive art? A tool for a class or job? An app that positively impacts your community? All of these are reachable goals. # WARNING: This will be challenging and what we try rarely works the first time! Sometimes things don't work and we don’t know how to fix them. This happens to everyone, even experienced engineers. Don't worry, with a little patience and determination we'll make it work.
UT engineering Student Spotlight: Reza and Soheil, Neural Control Engineering Your alarm starts ringing on a hot summer morning and your begin wishing that your fan would turn on and that you could hear your some tunes on your speaker to help get you moving. Suddenly, your fan turns on and your music starts playing. By merely thinking about it, your smart devices turn on. UT Engineering students Reza and Soheil have been working on making this happen steps away from our first year students in Perkins Hall. They demonstrated the ability to pilot a drone, move objects on a computer screen, and navigate robots using brainwaves. Students did this using programming languages such as JavaScript, Node.JS, BCI2000, Simulink, MATLAB, and C++. The work is focused on helping those with medical disabilities or neurological disorders but mind control ("Neural" control) technology could easily be transferred into limitless applications. Training your brain to use the technology through careful concentration also has promise to be medically beneficial as a treatment therapy for alzheimers patients. Now Reza has a research position at one of the best hospitals in the nation, UCSF Medical Center.