This is designed primarily as a “Lean Startup” course that will require students to engage in extensive customer discovery efforts as well as other research tasks aimed at developing a feasible new venture proposal.
To provide the encouragement and academic background that will motivate students to develop a life-long interest in observing and studying soils and landscapes as they relate to the environment and to equip them to be a resource to others in applying soil science to plant growth, natural resource management, building practices, and environmental sustainability.
MENG/BENG 404 is a design-based course where students work with physician mentors from the Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH) to address unmet clinical needs. Working in teams, students conceptualize, design, and build functional prototypes of their solutions over the course of the term.
A student should demonstrate mastery of the (i) principles of modern rapid-prototyping of electrophysical devices, (ii) the principles of design, fabrication, testing, and iteration within the context of an application domain, (iii) be proficient in building, measuring, and evaluating prototype performance, and (iv) professionally disseminating the results.
Significant project integrating the design content of previous courses and incorporating engineering standards and realistic constraints. Written report must document all aspects of the design process: reliability, safety, economics, ethics. Repeatable unlimited times.
The broad goal of this interprofessional course is to allow pre-professional, pre-nursing, and engineering students to leverage maker technology to produce and communicate solutions to current challenges in community health.