EXTD 120 Making a Difference through Engineering
A project-based exploration of the technical challenges facing underserved communities in developing countries and locally. Technologies are focused primarily at the household level, exploring the benefits and limitations of existing and proposed solutions. Students will learn and apply engineering design skills—including estimation, prototyping, and creativity—to address real problems facing community partners affiliated with the class. Methodologies for participatory development and co-creation will be considered and utilized as appropriate. The necessity for interdisciplinary work when generating solutions will be emphasized. Specific themes for the class will vary and may include energy, health, and transportation.
Fulfillment of the basic skills component of the Quantitative Reasoning requirement.