Learn how engineers use a systematic, iterative process, called the engineering design process, to generate solutions.
Learn how engineers consider the properties of materials as they select those that are most appropriate for the task.
Learn how engineers design solutions to real-world problems. They take into consideration the context, background information, needs of the client, and the implication of possible solutions.
Learn how engineers use their knowledge of science, math, and other areas to solve problems.
Learn how engineers identify criteria and constraints, using trade-offs to balance competing factors.
Learn how engineers learn from failure to revise and improve the designs. This requires perseverance and improving through multiple iterations.
Learn how and why engineers test their designs to see how well they work. They collect and analyze data to revise and improve solutions in an iterative process.
Learn how engineers think innovatively, brainstorm and analyze multiple solutions, compare the effectiveness of various designs, and make informed recommendations about open-ended problems.
Learn how to support youth to envision themselves as possible future engineers by engaging them in meaningful engineering experiences.
Learn how engineers work together to bring a diversity of knowledge and perspectives to the problem. Communicating and negotiating effectively are important skills for teamwork.
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