Engineering Merit Badge5 March 2011
Rules for This EventThere will be a limit of 120 scouts for this event.Attending scouts must have attained 1st Class rank & be in the 7th grade to attend.There is also a prerequisite assignment that must be completed for the scout to attend. Completed Merit Badge Requirement #1 and #2 must be submitted to register on the day of the event.Wear 1st Class uniform.Bring pencils, pen, paper in a folder to carry all your stuff.
Gate 6Meet your sponsor here at 0815Enter Falcon Parking LotMain GateGlifford St.Spur 341Main admin bldg with big airplane models and lots of flags on east side.
Schedule0815-0900Check-in/RegistrationGate #6 to the AVC Entrance0900-0930Opening/ WelcomeAVC Display Area0930-1020Period #1Class Rotations in AVC/factory tour1030-1120Period #2Class Rotations in AVC/factory tour1130-1230Lunch1230-1320Period #3Class Rotations in AVC/factory tour1330-1420Period #4Class Rotations in AVC/factory tour1430-1520Period #5Class Rotations in AVC/factory tour1530-1630Period #6AVC Display Area1645Closing/Dismissal
Session DescriptionsSession 1 covers Req. 6.a using EITCSession 2 covers Req. 5.a Systems Engineering approachSession 3 covers Req. 3 and 4Session 4 covers Req. 7, 8, and 9Session 5 is a short factory tourSession 6 covers Req. 6. g. Everybody in the AVC Display Area for Team Project Competition
RequirementsHOMEWORK PreReq before the workshopReq1. Select a manufactured item in your home (such as a toy or an appliance) and, under adult supervision and with the approval of your counselor, investigate how and why it works as it does. Find out what sort of engineering activities were needed to create it. Discuss with your counselor what you learned and how you got the information Req2. Select an engineering achievement that has had a major impact on society. Using resources such as the Internet (with your parent's permission), books, and magazines, find out about the engineers who made this engineering feat possible, the special obstacles they had to overcome, and how this achievement has influenced the world today. Tell your counselor what you learned.
Requirements (cont)Session 1 - 6. Do TWO of the following: Transforming motion. Using common material or a construction set, make a simple model that will demonstrate motion. Explain how the model uses basic mechanical concepts like levers and inclined planes to demonstrate motion. Describe an example where this mechanism is used in a real product.
We will use the EITC project Move It.
Instructors: Floyd Fazi Allen Robinson Venture Crew - Assisting
Requirements (cont)Session 2 - 5. Do ONE of the following: a. Use the systems engineering approach to make step-by-step plans for your next campout. List alternative ideas for such items as program schedule, campsites, transportation, and costs. Tell why you made the choices you did and what improvements were made.
Presentation and with interaction with the scouts. Wall Chart development and discussions
Instructors: Benny Laureano James King
Requirements (cont)Session #3 3. Explain the work of six types of engineers. Pick two of the six and explain how their work is related. 4. Visit with an engineer (who may be your counselor or parent) and do the following: a. Discuss the work this engineer does and the tools the engineer uses. b. Discuss with the engineer a current project and the engineers particular role in it. c. Find out how the engineers work is done and how results are achieved. d. Ask to see the reports that the engineer writes concerning the project. e. Discuss with your counselor what you learned about engineering from this visit
Instructors: Carl Martinez Steve Roller
Requirements (cont)Session #4 7. Explain what it means to be a registered Professional Engineer (PE). Name the types of engineering work for which registration is most important? 8. Study the Engineer's Code of Ethics. Explain how it is like the Scout Oath and Scout Law. 9. Find out about three career opportunities in engineering. Pick one and research the education, training, and experience required for this profession. Discuss this with your counselor, and explain why this profession might interest you.
Instructors :Thomas L Frey Richard Sonnemann
Requirements (cont)Session #5- Factory Tour
Half the scout group start north, the other half start south. 40 minute walk around.
Tour Guides: Don Kinard Richard Richardson David Vandercook Matthew Marquart
Requirements (cont)Session 1 - 6. Do TWO of the following: g. Building an engineering project. Enter a project in a science or engineering fair or similar competition. (This requirement may be met by participation on an engineering competition project team.) Discuss with your counselor what your project demonstrates, the kinds of questions visitors to the fair asked you about it, and how well were you able to answer their questions
We will use one of the EITC projects Paper Towers as a competition
Lead instructor: Steve Beyt