First-year spotlight on design
Fall term engineering/computer science students enrolled in Basic Engineering (BE) 1200 Design in Engineering exhibit their engineered group projects and compete for awards in a fun interactive first year spotlight on design event.
The course is centered on the core principles of engineering practice: design, teamwork and professional ethics. The event empowers first-year students to pursue engineering excellence and nurture relevant problem-solving ideas that cover a wide range of applications.
Fellow students, BE 1200 students' family members, and local high schools/community members are invited to interact with the groups, view their projects, and vote for their favorite engineered design. The winning team has bragging rights to our 3D-printed trophy, and their project design lives in our glass case.
Fall 2019 was our inaugural first year spotlight on design event; 275 first-year students created 70 projects. Here's a sample of team project topics.
- pizza delivery drone
- smart home
- folding chair
- adjustable wrench
- mechanical hand
- toy car
- vise-grip pliers
- racing drone
- 2D hydrocephalus model
BE 1200 is a great way to start your engineering experience, and this event is a fun way to showcase your engineering skills.