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Engineering design is the method that engineers use to identify and solve problems. This powerful process is flexible enough to work in almost any situation and has been mapped out in many different ways.

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  • Posted Thursday, March 2, 2017 AT 8:53 AM

    Posted by Sneha  TharayilSneha Tharayil

    When I first joined LinkEngineering, I had just left my teaching job as a middle school science teacher at a Catholic school in Chatsworth, CA, and was getting ready to enter into UT-Austin’s STEM Education PhD program in the hopes of better understanding how to structure and develop a quality engineering education for our pre-college youth. During this time, I was reflecting on my teaching practice, particularly the few engineering design projects I had my students do. To give a sense of what these projects were like, they included things like: re-engineering a shoe for improved performance in a particular sport, designing earthquake-safe buildings, and developing concepts for a bio-inspired robot. At the time I was teaching and implementing these projects, I had very little exposure to engineering-education literature and research, and was really just trying out some intuitive ideas of what could be constituted as design projects in the hopes of making the science content I ...

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