Book Description: Project Lead the Way, Inc. (PLTW) is a pioneer in the development of project- and problem-based curriculum for middle school technology and engineering education . The all-new Gateway to Engineering text now offers the perfect tool for mastering Project Lead the Way's objectives, by introducing young students to the process of design, the importance of engineering graphics, and applications of electricity and electronics, mechanics, energy, communications, automation/robotics, manufacturing processes and control systems/computer programming This text will help students build a solid foundation in technological literacy while they study engineering-related careers and educational pathways. Everyday examples show how engineers and their innovations affect the world around them. A strong technical focus is complemented by a clear, straightforward writing style. Coverage of social impacts of new technologies will allow students to explore possibilities for career pathways in engineering and engineering technology.