This course is an interdisciplinary platform for designers, engineers, and scientists to interact and develop innovative new products. The course introduces ideas-to-innovation processes in a hands-on, project/product-focused manner that balances design and engineering concepts with promising, real-world opportunities. Switching back and forth between guided discovery and focused development, between bottom-up and top-down thinking, and market analyses, the course helps students establish generalizable frameworks as researchers and innovators with a focus on new and emerging technologies.
Online teaching: The two-hour meeting time will be split into two periods. One-hour will be dedicated to synchronous lectures. One-hour will be dedicated to flexible-synchronous lab sections. An additional one-hour of asynchronous pre-recorded instruction will be provided on fabrication and testing methods, finite element analysis, and other software. Students will design, fabricate, and test novel material prototypes. However, all fabrication and testing will be completed by the teaching staff at the SEAS lab.
Note: For MDE students, this course can satisfy a GSD course requirement by enrolling in SCI 6477, or a SEAS course requirement by enrolling in ES 291. However, it cannot simultaneously satisfy both requirements.
?Note: the instructor will offer live course presentations on 01/19-01/21. To access the detailed schedule and Zoom links, please visit the Live Course Presentations Website. If you need assistance, please contact Estefanía Ibáñez.