Engineering

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ENGINEERING everything

As Yiannis Miaoulis, President of the Museum of Science in Boston often says, “We live in an engineered world. Engineering design creates the technologies that support our health, convenience, communication, transportation, living environments, and entertainment – our entire day-to-day”. Technology innovations transform our world, creating whole new industries and occupations. Every job of the future will require a good understanding of science and technology. In addition, as our man-made world keeps becoming more complex, job seekers will have to develop their problem solving skills in order to be able to address unexpected situations. Therefore, young students should gain and hone such skills as early as possible in their lives and get ready for a fascinating but equally challenging future.

Our ENGINEERING course will train European students aged between 12 and 18 how to transform research into technology, the same technology dominating our everyday lives. Students will learn about the Engineering Design Process and how to apply it while working on various pre-designed challenges and experiments.

The Engineering Design Process is a general framework with a series of steps that engineers follow when they are trying to solve a problem and design a solution for something. There are many variations of the design process model from fairly straightforward to more complex versions of it. In STEM4youth, we will work with students from secondary school, and in order to help them understand the real world of creative engineering product design, we will formulate a simplified design process focusing on problem solving through the “divide and conquer” approach: students will thus learn how to divide an overall problem to (tractable) sub-problems smaller ones that can be solved one after the other. Students will learn how to think creatively in order to construct something new, such as designing hydraulic bridges, wind turbines or a robot vacuum cleaner.

Seven challenges will be developed from the fields of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Aerospace, Marine, Environmental, and Robotics engineering.

Want to discover more about the Engineering challenges? Come and join our Engineering sub-course, with STEM for YOUTH!
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