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 350: Engineering Biological Solutions

Section 350: Engineering Biological Solutions

This section of Engineering 100 introduces fundamental concepts of bioengineering, biotechnology, and chemical engineering, and provides students an understanding of how biological systems can be engineered to solve real-world problems such as the need for renewable energy and affordable medicine.

Section 200: Design in the Real World

Section 200: Design in the Real World

This course provides a detailed overview of the engineering design process – the “heart” of engineering – in a broadly accessible manner that assumes no specialized knowledge and is largely applicable to most engineering disciplines. Students also learn various practical skills commonly employed in the design process such as basic CAD and CAE, TRIZ techniques, patent searching, and project management software.

Section 150: A River Runs Through It

Section 150: A River Runs Through It

A river runs through natural settings, a river runs through urban environments. Most rivers in the world have been impacted by human activities. Our goal is to gain a solid understanding of river dynamics and related ecosystem services. As engineers, we will learn methods and tools to restore habitats for certain aquatic species, stabilize banks, and rehabilitate important natural functions in urban streams.