IE3 Seminar: Engineering Design & Society: A First-Year Makerspace Course


3:00 pm-4:00 pm
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NEB Room 100
New Engineering Building
Gainesville, FL 32611


Dr. Pamela Dickrell, Associate Engineer & Associate Director, Institute for Excellence in Engineering Education

03/28/2019, 3:00pm, NEB 100

Engineering Design & Society is a new pilot course which emphasizes the human-centered design process in which students learn makerspace skills to design, build, and present on their own functional prototypes.

Students individually learn basics of solid modeling, introductory programming, engineering sensors & actuators, data acquisition, and 3D printing.

Teams then combine these technical skills with written & oral communication to design, build, debug, document, and present on their prototypes.

Come learn about the development of the course, student skills, makerspace classroom, and see examples of student created projects.

Engineering education early research results on the effectiveness of the pilot on student confidence, skills, & retention will be shared.

This seminar is an open opportunity for faculty and departments to provide input into the development of this course created for first-year students to promote early engineering design knowledge, confidence, communication, and hands-on skills across all engineering majors.