ENGS 90: Engineering Design Methodology and Project Completion
This course is the second unit in the two-course team engineering design sequence ENGS 89/90. The objective of the course is to develop the students' professional abilities by providing a realistic project experience in engineering analysis, design, and development. Students continue with the design teams formed in ENGS 89 to complete their projects. Design teams are responsible for all aspects of their respective projects: science, innovation, analysis, experimentation, economic decisions and business operations, planning of projects, patents, and relationships with clients. Mid-term and final oral presentations and written reports are required. A faculty member is assigned to each design team to serve as consultant to the team's efforts.
Amphibious Robot: Students built a robot designed to travel on ice or in water for the purpose of measuring ice thickness using ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment.
Building an Amphibious Robot: Students built a robot designed to travel on ice or in water for the purpose of measuring ice thickness using ground penetrating radar (GPR) equipment.
Arsenic Removal System: Students devised an inexpensive drinking water arsenic removal system for rural Nepal.
Fusing Medicine with Engineering: Alex Knapp '10, Jeff Spielberg '10, and Adam Strom '10 worked together on a full-featured blood pressure and atrial fibrillation detection system that is compatible with a telemedical health care setting for their final project. The device was conceptualized by Dr. Dan Carlin, founder of WorldClinic, who submitted a proposal to Thayer School's Bachelor of Engineering program. Dartmouth's President Kim was the first "patient" to test the device with the students.