Do You Want to Be an Engineer?
This course is expected to run but has not yet been scheduled.
“Do You Want To Be An Engineer?” is a three-week pre-college course that introduces a variety of engineering topics and disciplines with a focus in mechanical, civil, electrical, computer, chemical, biomedical, and materials engineering.
The primary objective for this course is to enable students who have an interest in fundamental math and science to utilize their problem solving and critical thinking skills to solve realistic engineering problems. Throughout the course, these students will develop confidence and acquire information necessary to clarify their individual career and academic pursuits.
Lectures will be supplemented by guest speakers from Brown University professors, and visits to various engineering laboratories such as the microelectronic fabrication facility, robotics lab, and mechanical testing facility. Students will apply what they learn in class individually through homework and reading assignments and in groups through in-class discussions and hands-on activities. The largest project will consist of designing and building a model truss style bridge using limited, predefined resources. Judging criteria will be based on aesthetics, presentation, engineering reasoning and their ability to support increasing weight in a final class competition.
Note: Different modules of the course will be taught by separate instructors.
Please Note: Registration is available for another section of this course.
*Please note: This course has a Material Fee of $150.00.
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