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A 200-word essay describing a failure in engineering is due Friday February 15th. Use the time in the library to search for information about an event/failure of your choice.
Three sources are required, one of which must be a scholarly journal articledescribing the failure from an engineering standpoint. News articles can be sources as well (and are encouraged to provide background information). Describe in the essay what happened, what caused the failure, the consequences, and any lessons learned. One example, as described in your Into to Engineering Design textbook, is the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle. The essay must include ample parenthetical citations and a Works Cited page. Upload your essay, with its Works Cited page, on TurnItIn on My Classes prior to the due date and time of Feb 15th 11:59 pm.
Note: You may be able to complete this assignment on your library date.
The journal articles that you can find via the scholarly databases listed on the "Find Articles" tab will for the most part be scientific, peer-reviewed journal articles of a highly academic nature. The following is a list of journal titles that are very popular with engineers for their article quality and the topics that they cover:
Some of these titles we have full-text access to, some we do not.
I have linked them to either their full-text search screen, or to their websites accordingly.
Popular Engineering Journals:
Full text: Engineering Management Journal
Website: Mechanical Engineering Journal
Full text: Civil and Environmental Engineering
Full text: Environmental Science and Technology
Full text: Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data
Full text: Journal of Civil Engineering and Management