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Extreme Engineering: A Design Challenge

In an Engineers’ Utopia, one just thinks up an engineering solution for a problem and applies it. It’s a snap! Of course, in an Engineers’ Utopia, there is always unlimited time, money, materials, and space for the project. Unfortunately, we live in the real world where limitations are the norm rather than the exception. This course is a challenging, hands-on opportunity for participants to learn first-hand how engineers succeed while working under constant constraints. Participants will be presented with a “MacGyver” design challenge and will work with their peers to create an innovative solution. The catch is, like MacGyver, participants will only have a limited supply of everyday materials available to solve their problem. In addition to gaining engineering problem-solving experience, participants will investigate real-life examples of “extreme” design challenges from many engineering disciplines, and will learn how engineers use their proficiency in math and science as well as their creativity to make the world a better place.​​


April 13 and 14, 2019


$425 ($395 - Registered on or before March 18, 2019)

(includes housing, food, and academic activities)

$375 ($345 - Registered on or before March 18, 2019)

(Day student - includes food and academic activities)​

Last updated 1/23/2019 4:14 AM