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Key Course Info

Professor: Dr. Glenn Ellis 

Contact Information:, 413-862-9543

Office Hours: Please see Moodle

Textbook: Bedford, Anthony, and Wallace Fowler. Engineering Mechanics: Statics. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall (3rd or more recent edition)

Book of Evidence:

One graduation requirement of the Picker Engineering Program is that you to maintain a “Book of Evidence” connecting your individual work to the program outcomes and performance indicators. It is recommended that you save all class assignments to serve as potential evidence for satisfying these outcomes. The performance indicators that may be met by this course are listed below.

Student Outcome (3): an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
(3)c: The student presents engineering concepts utilizing a       graphical representation.

Student Outcome (4): an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
(4)a: The student demonstrates an awareness of professional ethics and is able to evaluate the ethical dimensions of an engineering problem.

Student Outcome (5): an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
(5)a: The student recognizes and utilizes the diverse skills and knowledge of team members.
(5)b: The student establishes goals, plans tasks, and meets objectives in a collaborative team setting.

Student Outcome (6): an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
(6)c: The student analyzes data and draws conclusions based on those data.

Student Outcome (7): an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
(7)a: The student is able to articulate gaps in their knowledge and address those knowledge gaps.