Design Course Gives Freshman Students First Hand Engineering Experience
For the first time, first-year students enrolled in ENGR 160- Introduction to Engineering Design presented their projects at a Design Showcase held in Watson Auditorium on April 11th. Freshman students from four different engineering disciplines were challenged to work collaboratively in teams of 3-5 on one of twelve design problems. The design problems posed to students included designing an efficient means of access to clean water in Ghana, creating crutches better adapted for use on inclines, and creating a model airplane made principally of concrete. The full list of projects can be found here.
(Students prepare to launch their concrete model plane)
("Turtle Case" Faculty Rollerboard, designed by Selena Gavin, John Needleman, and Emily Dillon)
("Improved Crutch Design" designed by Matthew Brett, Stephanie Nihan, and Brandon Beausoleil)
Second grade students from the nearby JFK School visited the showcase, giving Wentworth students the opportunity to show off their projects to a very unique audience:
(JFK School students interact with ENGR 160 students and their projects, pose with President Pantic)