First-Year Clinic

First-Year Clinic

First-Year Clinic

First-year Engineering Clinics (FEC) focus on engineering’s place in society and fundamental engineering skills. Students complete short readings online and quizzes before-hand, freeing class time for hands-on minds-on learning. Students practice what they learn by 3D printing student-designs and evaluating commercial products. They use Sustainable Engineering and Universal Design principles to identify solutions to real-world problems. Students communicate their findings in memos, reports and presentations.

Topics in FEC I include Academic Success, Engineering Disciplines, Engineering Apps, Statistics, Uncertainty, Significant Figures, Divergent & Convergent Thinking, Graphics & 3D Printing, Sustainable Engineering, Problem Solving, and Units.

Topics in FEC II include Intellectual Property, Product Development, Ethics, Engineering Design, Universal Design, Statistics, MATLAB and Economics.