Systems & Optimization

Systems & Optimization

Input, process, output, and feedback is essential in the Engineering world. To create a system and test it to make sure it works consistently each time needs lots of practice. What would be more fun to practice this concept then dropping an egg? Practicing this...
Teamwork & Concurrent Engineering

Teamwork & Concurrent Engineering

Students who work by themselves on problems never get the proper feedback. Students who believe they can do it all themselves are not well prepared for the real world. Waiting for everyone else to do their part so they can do theirs is simply not efficient. This...
Racing Against Time

Racing Against Time

That “racing spirit” is what drives both Engineers and Entrepreneurs alike. Go for it, take a risk, make it happen, go until it breaks. Students need to understand that the clock is ticking, someone is innovating as they are, their idea needs to adapt, and...
Kick out the Ladder

Kick out the Ladder

Honda has a saying, wait until someone gets half-way up the ladder, then kick it out from underneath them.  Why?  To get them to think differently.  We suggest this unit as you start your new semester, try something different. Kick out the ladder Questions Time: 1...
Mini Industry Design Challenge

Mini Industry Design Challenge

It is one thing to believe you can innovate in order to change or disrupt, it is quite another to do it.  How about defend it in front of other fellow innovators, maybe even a professional or two?  This assignment is just that, to put those skills learned in the first...