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Design and Problem Solving:  The Engineering Design Process

Design and Problem Solving: The Engineering Design Process

Engineering is everywhere in life. Without even knowing it, we encounter ideas, design and solutions created by engineers on a day-to-day basis. This website, created by Engineering Technology Pathways, "examines how engineers create the solutions used by mankind." Larger issues such as how product development, innovation, and invention can either positively or negatively influence society are addressed. Students will be asked to replicate the design process in a hands-on activity. The process will incorporate ideas such as data collection, problem solving, creation of a model or prototype, and finally, the refinement of these ideas. Overall, this is a great activity because it first provides good background information on the topic and then asks student to directly apply what they learned in a theoretical fashion.


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