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New First-Year Design Course, Space Debut
Program part of new initiative designed to give all Duke Engineering students project- and problem-based experiences right from the start
Duke Engineering is debuting a new hands-on design course for first-year students as well as a 5,000-square-foot dedicated design lab this academic year.
Led by nationally recognized engineering educator Ann Saterbak and assistant professor of the practice Sophia Santillan, the first-year design course brings students together in teams to create solutions to real-world design challenges provided by community partners.
The new course, piloting with 50 students this fall and soon to be part of each Duke Engineering student’s experience, builds on existing first-year hands-on design opportunities at Pratt including the Engineering Innovation course in mechanical engineering and the Engineering the Planet class in civil engineering.
The class is among a trio of new courses piloting in 2017-18 that will give all Duke Engineering students early experience in data science, computing and engineering design.
WATCH A VIDEO ABOUT THE NEW COURSE:
READ AN INTERVIEW WITH ANN SATERBAK about redesigning the first-year experience