Introduction to Engineering Design & Process

Explore the engineering design process in this project-based course. Through lectures and open-ended design problems, you’ll learn about the design process, teamwork, engineering specialties and tools, creative and analytical thinking, and engineering professionalism. We’ll cover concepts such as reverse engineering (using the four-stroke engine as an example), basic electrical wiring,  digital logic, and sensors and actuators. During the second week, you’lll work on a culminating project in robotics, with the last day reserved for an open house and presentations to family and friends.

Who It’s For

This program is for incoming 10th to 12th graders. 


Wei-Chih Wang is a research associate professor in the UW Department of Mechanical Engineering and an adjunct research associate professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering. His principal research is in the area of optical MEMS, fiber-optic sensors and biomedical instrumentation. Recently, his research has been devoted to developing novel polymer microsensors and actuators for biomedical application. It has also expanded to the study of 3-D metamaterial and electromagnetic and electroactive polymer material. Wei-chih is passionate about engaging youth in STEM-related learning.

More Information

See the Things to Know section for details about registration policies, transportation and parking, and more.

Dates & Times

Jul 9–Jul 20, 2018

UW Seattle
9 a.m.–3 p.m.