Section 760: Engineering Design under the Microscope

Section 760: Engineering Design under the Microscope

Engineers shape the world by contributing knowledge on how things work, how things need to be designed, and how design addresses the needs of people. In our section, we will use the microscope to improve on modern microscopes by engaging in a socially-engaged process of prototyping, soliciting user feedback, and considering the history of how the technology evolved over time in specific social contexts.

Section 590: Wireless Microscopic Ore Rover (WMOR)

Section 590: Wireless Microscopic Ore Rover (WMOR)

Autonomous and remotely-controlled vehicles are important tools used for exploring terrestrial planets and planet-like moons. In this section, you will design, build, and test a rover system capable of collecting microscale ore particles from an emulated planet surface and transferring particle samples to the onboard microscope for material characterization.

Section 580: Bio-inspired Design

Section 580: Bio-inspired Design

Bioinspired design views the process of how we learn from nature as an innovation strategy translating principles of function, performance, and aesthetics from biology to human technology. The creative design process is driven by interdisciplinary exchange among engineering, biology, medicine, art, architecture and business.