EGR 100, Introduction to Engineering Design, is a college-level course required of all incoming first-year engineering students. It is an integral part of the CoRe (Cornerstone and Residential) Experience. The course introduces students to the engineering profession and the engineering design process through team-based, interdisciplinary design projects and assignments. There are over 350 students enrolled in EGR 100 this semester.
The final course project had teams of EGR 100 students design a new product or process to remove a frequent inconvenience in their daily lives. Their design concepts were to be something new or a significant improvement to an existing product or process. The teams were to approach the project using the perspective of the engineering discipline they plan to pursue through their academic careers. The teams built prototypes of their concepts not exceeding a total material cost of $20. The teams will display their prototypes at Design Day along with a poster detailing their concept designs. Pre-college students will recognize the most outstanding projects with awards.