Consider a technology in the Mechanical Engineering field invented outside of the U.S.
(a) Describe the cultural and social factors in that country that led to this technology’s invention.
(b) Describe how this invention has evolved and influenced the culture of the U.S.
Start by reading the introduction and prologue to the book “Great Inventions That Changed the World,” by James Wei at Princeton University (John Wiley and Sons, 2012) It can be found http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/9781118342749.fmatter/pdf (Links to an external site.)
Next, for an overview of multiple inventions that changed society, watch Inventions that Shook the World Part 1 – Discovery
Finally, let’s focus on one mechanical invention in particular. We’ll read an article about how the washing machine changed life for women here in the US. (Green, C, 2016, “Agitated to Clean: How the Washing Machine Changed Life for the American Woman, McNair Scholars Research Journal, Vol 12, No 1.) It can be found here: http://scholarworks.boisestate.edu/cgi/viewcontent…
Format: APA, double space, minimum word count:500, at least 2 references from the above sources.