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Course Syllabus - Introduction 2014-2015

 

Course Syllabus - Intermediate - 2014-2015

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  • US Patent and Trademark Office
  • Famous Women Inventors
    Throughout history, and now into the 21st century, famous women inventors have played a vital role in the world of innovation. In fact, women have become increasingly prevalent in the field and are responsible for such momentous advances as windshield wipers, disposable diapers, the first computer language and the Mars Rover.
 

Books from Founders Library

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Rise of the Robots - Martin Ford
Call Number: HD6331 .F58 2015
ISBN: 9780465059997
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making “good jobs” obsolete: many paralegals, journalists, office workers, and even computer programmers are poised to be replaced by robots and smart software. As progress continues, blue and white collar jobs alike will evaporate, squeezing working- and middle-class families ever further. At the same time, households are under assault from exploding costs, especially from the two major industries—education and health care—that, so far, have not been transformed by information technology. The result could well be massive unemployment and inequality as well as the implosion of the consumer economy itself. The past solutions to technological disruption, especially more training and education, aren’t going to work. We must decide, now, whether the future will see broad-based prosperity or catastrophic levels of inequality and economic insecurity. Rise of the Robots is essential reading to understand what accelerating technology means for our economic prospects—not to mention those of our children—as well as for society as a whole.

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Design Revolution - Emily Pilloton
Call Number: TS171.4 .P55 2009
ISBN: 9781933045955
Publication Date: 2009-10-31
Emily Pilloton is the founder and Executive Director of Project H Design, a global industrial design nonprofit with eight chapters around the world. Trained in architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, and product design at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Pilloton started Project H in 2008 to provide a conduit and catalyst for need-based product design that empowers individuals, communities and economies. Current Project H initiatives include water transport and filtration systems in South Africa and India; an educational math playground built for elementary schools in Uganda and North Carolina; a homeless-run design coop in Los Angeles; and design concepts for foster care education and therapy in Austin, Texas.

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Googled - Ken Auletta
ISBN: 9781594202353
Publication Date: 2009-11-03
Just eleven years old, Google has profoundly transformed the way we live and work-we've all been Googled. Esteemed media writer Ken Auletta uses the story of Google's rise to explore the future of media at large. This book is based on the most extensive cooperation ever granted a journalist, including access to closed-door meetings and interviews with industry legends, including Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Marc Andreessen, and media guru "Coach" Bill Campbell. Auletta's unmatched analysis, vivid details, and rich anecdotes illuminate how the Google wave grew, how it threatens to drown media institutions, and where it's taking us next.

 

ENGINEERING

Carrollton’s engineering programs offer a variety of engineering discipline projects including NAO Humanoid robotics, 3d printing, coding, electronics, aquatic robotics and computer science.

Students in the engineering programs (curricular or afterschool) have many opportunities to work independently, creating and refining their designs or to join a team working on projects such as the bi-annual Energy Harnessing project.

The engineering program is affiliated with local, regional, state and national association groups, offering further academic support. 

 

Invention Opportunities

PLOTTING AGAINST HORSES; London Engineer Offers Prizes for Best Forms of Horseless Vehicles ONE THOUSAND GUINEAS THE AMOUNT Progress that Has Been Made -- Experiments that Are Being Conducted by Joseph Lippe of This City.

The London Engineer, one of the foremost technical journals in Great Britain, has announced that it will give 1,000 guineas in prizes for the best forms of horseless vehicles. The award will be made by a committee of experts after a public trial on some road in England.

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