Technology and Engineering
Technology and Engineering is the combined disciplinary study of the engineered (human-designed) world, the goal of which is to develop individuals with a breadth of knowledge and capabilities who see the interactions between technology, engineering, and society and can use, create, and assess current and emerging technologies.
Technology and engineering are pervasive in all aspects of our lives. Every human activity is dependent upon the products, systems, and processes created to help grow food, provide shelter, communicate, work, and recreate. As the world grows more complex, it is increasingly important for everyone to understand more about technology and engineering. People need to understand technology's impacts on their lives, society, and the environment, as well as how to use and develop technological products, systems, and processes to extend human capabilities. These understandings are all important elements of technological and engineering literacy.