For the third year running, a group of Lincoln girls learned they have what it takes to make it in one of the country's best engineering programs. A partnership with Brown University Engineering, the class is designed to give students a deep dive into the core aspects of a college-level engineering course. Digging into the curriculum, students designed and built a variety of structures with different materials, from wooden iphone stands to 3-D printed mono-electronically controlled prosthetic devices.
The final class, held this past Wednesday, was the culmination of a full term of hands-on learning facilitated by Iris Bahar, a professor at Brown and a Lincoln parent. Lauren Hazlett, a Brown graduate student, served as the course instructor. Jackie Vu and Sarah Dugan, both seniors at Brown, assisted in the classroom but even more in the Brown Design Workshop, training the girls in metal and woodworking, laser cutting, and 3D printing.
Girls were trained in computer-aided design (CAD), the use of computers and software to aid in the design process from initial creation, modification, analysis, and ultimately optimization. Employed by professionals, a foundation in CADing is essential in the fields of architecture, design, or engineering.
Watch a video to learn more about the class and the final projects!