For any freshman-level introduction to engineering course. Lively in format and filled with real-world vignettes, applications, and examples, this introduction to engineering is designed to keep students encouraged and motivated during their freshmen year when they can't yet see how all of the calculus, physics, and chemistry relates to their engineering education. The real-world vignettes and pictures capture not only the diversity of the profession, but of the engineers themselves, providing an overview of the various types of engineering as well as what working professionals do. The text also features extensive information on engineering-specific study skills, gives hints and suggestions on how to enhance one's college experience, and provides information on what resources to look for and where to find them.