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Project I assignment


Graham, M., A. Slocum, and R. Moreno Sanchez. "Teaching High School Students and College Freshmen Product Development by Deterministic Design with PREP." Journal of Mechanical Design 129 (July 2007): 677.

Oakley, Barbara, et al. "Turning Student Groups into Effective Teams." Journal of Student Centered Learning 2, no. 1 (2004): 9. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Philips, Patricia L. "So You're Going to be a Member of a Team." Chemical Engineering Progress, January 1997. (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

"Theory of Multiple Intelligences." Wikipedia.

Learning styles test and interpretation


"Tuckman's Stages of Group Development." Wikipedia.

"Pirate's Creed of Ethics."

"Questions to Consider to Create a Team Contract." (PDF)

3 Library info searching: Introduction to Compendex and Inspec video

Gopen, George, and Judith Swan. "The Science of Scientific Writing." American Scientist.

Kishlansky, Mark A. "How to Read a Document." Sources of World History Volume 1. Wadsworth Publishing, 2006. ISBN: 9780495091516.

Meetings reading from the MIT-Gordon Leadership Program. (PDF) (Courtesy of the Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program. Used with permission.)


ASME. "Ethical Standards for Authors in the Publication of ASME Journals."

ASME. "ASME Code of Ethics for Engineers." (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)

Yates, JoAnne. "Active Listening and Reflective Responses." MIT Sloan Communication Program Teaching Note. (PDF) (Courtesy of JoAnne Yates. Used with permission.)

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Pogue, David. "A Camera That Has It All? Well, Almost." New York Times, December 8, 2005.

Williams, Jim. "Should Ohm's Law Be Repealed?" Analog Circuit Design. Butterworth-Heinemann, 1991. ISBN: 978075069640.


Florman, Samuel C. The Existential Pleasures of Engineering. St Martin's Griffin, 1996. ISBN: 9780312141042.

Petroski, Henry. Invention by Design: How Engineers Get From Thoughts to Thing. Harvard University Press, 1996. ISBN: 978067446384.


Jan, Tracy. "At MIT, Chic Nudges Geek: Some Want Their School to Shed Notorious Nerd Image." The Boston Globe, October 15, 2008.

Nugent, Benjamin. "The Way We Live Now: 7-29-07: Idea Lab; Who's a Nerd, Anyway?" The New York Times, July 29, 2007.

10 Thurber, James. Fables for Our Time and Famous Poems Illustrated. Harper Perennial, 1983. ISBN: 978006090994.
11 Bolles, Richard N. What Color is Your Parachute? 2011: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. Ten Speed Press, 2010. ISBN: 9781580089890.
12 No readings

Pound, Ezra. "In a Station of the Metro."

Additional Readings

American Institute of Physics. This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.AIP Style Manual. (PDF - 4.1MB) 1990.

Levi, Primo. "Argon." In The Periodic Table. Everyman's Library, 1996. ISBN: 9780679444633.

Houghstow, Amber. "Measuring the Heat Absorption and Retention Properties of a Solar Autoclave." May 14, 2010. 2.671 Measurement and Instrumentation, MIT. (PDF) (Courtesy of an MIT student. Used with permission.)