Design and Drawing for Engineering
Description: Inspired by classes that every Cooper Union engineering student takes in their freshman year, students develop design practices and problem-solving skills through examining the needs of their community. At the same time, students learn sketching, technical drawing and computer aided design and tools and strategies for communicating ideas through words, images, and speech. Meetings with faculty, students and engineers will introduce current problems and the solutions being developed at Cooper Union or at engineering and technology companies. By the end of the program, students will identify a problem, design a solution, and create a portfolio and pitch video to promote how they imagine and engineer a better world.
Instructors: Austin Wong, a Cooper Union Alumni, and Cooper Union student teaching assistants
- Session 1: July 6 to July 23, 2020
- Session 2: July 27 to August 13, 2020
Days: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
- Workshops 10:30 am - 12 pm
- Breakout sessions 1:00 – 2:00 pm or 2:00 – 3:00 pm
Time per day: 2.5 hours/day plus 30-60 minutes project work
Teaching method: Synchronous. The instructor and teaching assistants will lead students through scheduled lectures, discussions and demonstrations.
- Pencil and/or pen
- Ruler (cm)
Class: Computer or smart phone with camera and microphone to participate in online video class (Zoom).
Project work: Computer with WiFi to use web-based software (Onshape, Microsoft office) and file management system (Github, Microsoft Teams). Scanner or camera to document drawings and take photographs of research and upload to presentation and portfolio.
Course Code: STEM 201