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This book will help you gain knowledge in the following areas:
o the importance of engineering project in exhibiting your technical and creative aptitude
o selecting a critical problem facing humanity
o types and steps of engineering projects – investigative – patentable
o identifying your passion and choosing a problem to engineer a solution
o forming a team or going it alone
o sources for understanding problems facing humanity
o how to stay updated using technology
o Latest trends in technology- AI, longevity, mobility, aviation, automation, etc.
o Managing your project’s time, money, materials and outcomes
o Techniques to update your knowledge – catching up with “state of the art”
o How to do a literature review and publish papers
o How to do a patent review and file patents
o Social media for academics and researchers
o Effective though process – focusing your mind, mediation, physical fitness
o Creative thinking
o Using open sources tools for design, prototyping, writing, etc.
o Raising funds – writing research proposals
o Startup – writing a startup business plan
o Overcoming setbacks, failures
o Writing your report and presenting your project
o Continuing the invention spirit
The 50 steps in this book were conceived to enable all types of learners to benefit from the joy of experimenting and enriching their experience of becoming an engineer. So look beyond the goals of achieving good grades or landing a job and just indulge in enriching your knowledge, give wings to your creative dreams, shed your inhibitions and fear of being judged or failing at something.
As they say, if you strive and achieve excellence in what you do, money and fame will chase you. Just engineer!