ENGS 21:  Schedule



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ENGS 21. Introduction to Engineering

Spring 2012 Design Theme:  "Timesaving Technology"

 

 

Class Time

MWF 10:00 am - 11:05 pm, Thu 12-12:50 pm (X-hour)

Classroom

Spanos Auditorium, Cummings Hall  Room change: MacLean MB01

Instructors

William Lotko (lead), Peter Robbie, Ulrike Wegst

Grade Basis

Project completion including development of a prototype; Project white paper;

3 written and oral reports - proposal, progress report, final report;

Project notebook; Class attendance; Technique development; Peer critiques

 

 

Week 1

Defining the Problem

 

Monday

Mar 26

Course Overview, Objectives and Expectations

Introduction to the Engineering Method  (Lotko)

Wednesday

Mar 28

Use of Matrices for Design Decisions  (Lotko)

Group Development:   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZKCJ275

MBTI:   http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZKN7Y3M 

Questionnaires due by class time

Wednesday

Mar 28

5:30-7:00 pm

Lab Initiation:  Thayer School Facilities, Teaching Assistants, Tech Staff

Pizza and refreshments immediately following 

Attendance is mandatory 

Thursday

Mar 29

X-Hr 12-12:50p

Segmentation and Design Solutions  (Lotko)

Group Assignments:  Student team, teaching assistants, tech advisers

Team Wikis, Notebooks:  Go to Blackboard/Communications/Group Pages

What did you learn about techniques, TAs, staff, other students?

Friday

Mar 30

Needfinding and Creative Strategies  (Robbie)

One-page summary (single-spaced) of observational research due in class

 

 

 

 

Week 2

Solution Strategies Involving Teamwork

 

Monday

Apr 2

Timesaving Devices; Patterns of Innovation, the Adjacent Possible (Lotko)

 

Wednesday

Apr 4

Models, Mock-ups and 3D Modeling  (Robbie)

Thursday

Apr 5

X-Hr 12-12:50p

Needs, Solution Ideas, Project Concepts  (class)

 

Friday

Apr 6

Needs, Solution Ideas, Project Concepts  (class)

Development of the White Paper (Lotko)

Drop

Deadline

 

 

Week 3

Project Development

 

Monday

Apr 9

Beyond Google: Searching patents, products and markets (Feldberg Engineering Librarians: Janifer Holt, Marks Mounts)

 

Wednesday

Apr 11

Human-Centered Design  (Robbie)

 

Wednesday

Apr 11

White Paper - 3 copies due in class

5-pg limit – double spaced, 12 point font, 1” margins

Two bound copies + one 3-hole-punch loose copy

White papers due

Thursday

Apr 12

X-Hr 12-12:50p

Elements of a Competitive Proposal

The Art of Technical Persuasion

Charts: The good, the bad and the ugly   (Lotko)

 

Friday

Apr 13

Each group takes 5 minutes to present its white paper concept to the class (ungraded)

 

 

 

 

Week 4

Project Proposal

 

Sunday

Apr 15

Executive Summary of Proposal due by 11 PM (1-page maximum)

Email to kim.cooper@dartmouth.edu. Include Group # in filename!

Proposal Executive Summary due Sunday 11 pm

Monday

Apr 16

Proposal Presentation to Review Board (A Groups)

 

Tuesday

Apr 17

Written Proposal - 3 paper copies due by noon in team mailbox (C217)

10-page limit plus appendices – double spaced, 12 point font, 1” margins

Two stapled copies + one 3-hole-punch loose copy

Written proposals due

Wednesday

Apr 18

Proposal Presentation to Review Board (B Groups)

Executive Summaries

 to Fairbrothers

Friday

Apr 20

Intellectual Property (Gregg Fairbrothers D'76, Director of the DEN)

Dimensions of

 Dartmouth

 

Friday

Apr 20

5:30-8:00 pm

Thayer School of Engineering, Annual Engineering Exposition and Open House

Tours, exhibits, demonstrations by faculty, students, engineers from local industry

Refreshments

Optional Event

 

 

 

 

 

Week 5

Design Development

 

Monday

Apr 23

Mandatory Lecture on Safety (Chris Levey) -- unless you have already taken it (e.g., in ENGS 24). Check your status at engineering.dartmouth.edu/safety. The Shop Safety course does not satisfy this safety seminar requirement.  

 

Wednesday

Apr 25

Engineering Meets Ethics (Lotko)

 

Friday

Apr 27

Project Management  (Lotko)

 

 

 

 

Week 6

Informed Design

 

Monday

Apr 30

Statistical Methods in Engineering  (Dr. Ron)

 

Wednesday

May 2

Sustainable Design  (Benoit Cushman-Roisin)  

Thursday

May 3

X-Hr 12-12:50p

Effective Progress Reports  (Lotko)

 

Friday

May 4

Group Dynamics (ES21 Teaching Assistants)

 

 

 

 

Week 7

Progress Report

 

Sunday

May 6

Executive Summary of Progress Report due by 11pm (1-page maximum)

Email to kim.cooper@dartmouth.edu. Include Group # in filename!

Progress Report Executive Summary

due Sunday 11 pm

Monday

May 7

Presentation of Progress Report to Review Board (B Groups)

Executive Summaries

 to Fairbrothers

 

Tuesday

May 8

Written Progress Report - 3 hardcopies due by noon in team mailbox (C217)

15-page limit plus appendices – double spaced, 12 point font, 1” margins

Three bound or stapled copies

Progress Reports

to AB Gile (Gary Mayo)

 

Wednesday

May 9

Presentation of Progress Report to Review Board (A Groups)

 

Friday

May 11

Business Plan and Presentation  (Gregg Fairbrothers D'76, Director of the DEN)

 

 

 

 

Week 8

Risk, Liability, Ethics and Economics

 

Monday

May 14

Introduction to Engineering Economics: Why Cost is not Price  (Lotko)

 

Tuesday

May 15

Revised Written Progress Report - 3 copies due by noon in team mailbox (C217)

15-page limit, double spaced, plus appendices

Two bound or stapled copies + one 3-hole-punch loose copy

Revised Progress

Reports due

Wednesday

May 16

Risk Management and Product Liability  (Gary Mayo, A.B. Gile Inc.)

 

Friday

May 18

The Venture Proposal  (Lotko)

 

 

 

 

Week 9

Startup Venture

 

Monday

May 21

Review Guidelines, Q & A on Final Report (Lotko)

 

Wednesday

May 23

No class

 

Friday

May 25

No class

 

 

 

 

Week 10

Synthesis and Project Completion

 

Monday

May 28

Memorial Day – No classes

Executive Summary of Final Report due by noon (1-page maximum)

Email to kim.cooper@dartmouth.edu. Include Group # in filename!
 

Tuesday

May 29

Written Final Report - 3 copies due by 3 pm in team mailbox (C217)

20-page limit plus appendices – double spaced, 12 point font, 1” margins

Two bound + one 3-hole-punch loose copy
Final Written Reports due

Wednesday

May 30

Final Report and Prototype - Presentation to Review Board