Introduction to Engineering Design's Virtual Design Project
Students in Dr. Michael Rodgers's Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) course teamed up with students in Mrs. Teresa Suan's IED course at San Tan Foothills High School in Arizona to do a virtual design project. Students formed 10 teams of mostly 4 people, usually 2 from SC and 2 from AZ. Each team chose from a list of projects and did research, brainstormed and sketched, decided, planned, and collaborated via Google drive and Google Hangout from their Chromebooks while using the classroom desktops to make their Inventor models of their design solutions. At the conclusion of the month-long project, the students jointly presented their design solutions via Skype.