EGR 102, Introduction to Engineering Modeling, is a course required of the majority of engineering students. It is a foundational course in programming, data management and numerical modeling.
This year, EGR 102 partnered with BP to solve a real-world optimization problem. BP’s Whiting plant has a range of turbines that can be run to produce energy. Students used the programming skills learned in class to develop models that would solve a variety of problems, including minimizing emissions, maximizing energy output, and minimizing waste.