Although engineering and engineering technology are well-known fields whose influence and products surround us, students entering college have rarely had direct educational or work experience with the principles and concepts on which engineering and engineering technology are built. These principles are embodied in a particular way of thinking about the world and the problems that are encountered in engineering practice. Therefore, many universities teach an overview course for potential engineering and engineering technology majors. This book is designed not only to introduce the concepts and principles of engineering and engineering technology, but also to provide an opportunity to experience the thinking and emotions of a young professional in these fields.The book is written as a novel with a story line that has proven to be captivating and invigorating for both new and advanced students. The story invites readers to relate to the experiences of a college student who is struggling with choosing a major, setting goals, trying to succeed at a part-time job in engineering or engineering technology, and work in a professional environment. Some personal experiences such as dating, homework, study habits, relationships with professors, and other typical college experiences are included to give both reality and instruction to the student reader.The book also contains excellent resources for the faculty member teaching an overview course to engineering and engineering technology students. For instance, the story follows a logical development that fits nicely with standard lectures in such introductory courses. Materials are provided in the appendices to supplement the lectures, providing details for discussion of the story and the principles underlying the concepts introduced.Some specific features of this unique book are:--A novel approach to overviewing engineering and engineering technology.-Problem-solving skills taught through actual experiences and presented in a sequence that suggests and encourages participation in the problem by the reader.-Team building and relationships are emphasized. Work experiences have realistic technical challenges that must be met with solid engineering and engineering technology principles gained from both classroom instruction and interactions with coworkers.-Readers are led to an appreciation of engineering and engineering technology as interesting and valuable lifestyles.Strong, A. Brent is the author of 'Introduction to Engineering Technology and Engineering Val D. Hawks and A. Brent Strong', published 2000 under ISBN 9780138524029 and ISBN 0138524025.