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***New Section in Winter 2024. Videos coming soon.***
How can we make engineering more sustainable and more beneficial to people and the environment? If that’s a question you care about, this is the E100 section for you. This is a course about sustainable materials and user-centered engineering design. Our goal is to teach sustainable engineering practices that will be useful to nearly all engineers by looking at topics like:
- Materials selection and life cycle analysis
- Understanding energy and material flows in manufacturing
- The future of manufacturing with AI and additive tools creating new materials
We also emphasize social, political, and economic impacts of engineering work in addition to technical fundamentals like applied chemistry and physics.
Design, build, test, and iterate on a novel handheld consumer product each student can take home using computer simulation for predicting performance, additive manufacturing tools for fabrication, and comparison of the “real deal” to theory to improve designs.
Additive manufacturing, computer simulation, metalcasting, and failure analysis in a team-based environment using high-end, research-grade tools