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Engineering Fundamentals - Loads, Forces & Materials - STEM at Work

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Mr. Pete
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(20)
A one-time introduction to engineering with real life examples, film footage and fundamentals that engineers use to express and calculate structural principals every day.

Class experience

US Grade 8 - 11
This class is taught in English.
Students will be introduced to the main forces of compression, tension, shear and torsion. Also, how loads are applied to common situations and how these are all transposed to common engineering diagrams. Weights and testing of materials will be discussed along with brief demonstrations of how some materials are tested in labs.
Engineering the built environment may seem a highly technical subject. However, this introduction will demonstrate the simple tools engineers use everyday throughout the course of their profession.
As an architect with a degree in structural engineering, my primary college curriculum included years of courses in engineering as well as material sciences and individual courses in structural concrete, structural steel, structural wood and timber construction, statics and dynamics in addition to physics. I incorporate structural engineering practices regularly in my work as a multi-licensed architect.
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 1 file available upon enrollment
A one-page pdf file will be provided for download or print-out. It is a useful tool to follow the class and take notes.
Please download or print out a copy of the single-page handout. It will help students keep track and provide a place for additional notes. Pen, pencil and paper are recommended to have available.
Average rating:5.0Number of reviews:(20)
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My Name is Peter C. I am a licensed architect by trade (40+ years), sculptor and fine artist but, I love all things regarding ancient Egypt. There are so many topics related to this fascinating ancient culture I am passionate about and wish to... 
Group Class

$20

per class
Meets once
90 min

Completed by 83 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 13-18
1-6 learners per class

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