Provide a forecast of what the workforce demand would be over a five-year period to produce and market your team’s technical application or process.
Our Navigation system would be very helpful over the next 5 years to everyone. The first year would probably be a trial of how well it works with the public, scientists, and planes/ships. They would see how well the different apps on the GPS work. The public would probably see if the traffic and construction worked properly and was fast on the 4G connection. Scientists would put the info the public get into charts. The pilots and sailors would see how fast the 4G worked in the sky and in the water.
The second year would probably be the year we put our product on the market. We would see how much people want this device and probably expand over the 3rd and 4rth years. During the 3rd and 4rth years will probably be when most of our money would be made because the demand for something like this will be high. The last year would probably be the year everyone has our device and the demand would probably go down.
Our product would be high demanding and would probably make the marketplace a lot of money in the starting years, but then the demand would go down and so would the money going into stores making the economy in some stores go down.
Give two examples of undergraduate or graduate degree programs in science or engineering that directly relate to your team's NCT technical application
The topic of GPS is directly related to some degrees that colleges offer, for example the Minnesota State University in Mankato, http://cset.mnsu.edu/mece/ce/programs/, offers courses in Civil Engineering in the department of “Mechanical and Civil Engineering”. Civil engineering deals with design, construction, and maintenance of the environment. The main sub-category that applies to GPS is surveying, because they look at the Earth and create maps using points on the Earth’s surface. They report their findings to the government, so that they can create more precise maps and update their GPS. Surveying helps to give people the best information they can get from an area without actually doing anything to it.
An undergraduate degree or graduate degree program that has to do with our topic would be the master of science in applied mathematics:Computational Science and engineering at the University of Illinois. An undergraduate program they suggest is the Master of Science in Applied Mathematics with Applications to the Sciences. This program emphasizes the use of computers for math and different equations. This program would help Navigation systems because the mathematical equations would help find faster routes.
Develop an idea for a new science and/or engineering degree program that might emerge given the advancements in scientific knowledge that the team has identified.
A new engineering program that might emerge from our device could be a navigation engineer major. When they graduate college they would be the people constructing the GPSs. They would also be the people creating the programs and updated maps in the GPSs.
In college they would take geography classes, for location, and physics classes, for speed and distance. The physics class would be necessary to find out the quickest route someplace with traffic and construction.