latest project in intro to engineering design> pinball machine

I’ve talked in this blog about the number of projects that our students work on in the Margaret Jones Wyllie’45 Engineering Program here at Sweet Briar.

In our course for first year students, ENGR110, faculty member Bethany Brinkman gets the students designing early in the course with the cardboard boat race project.  The project they are working on currently is the design and construction of a working pinball machine.  The short project combines engineering skills relevant to mechanical and electrical engineering.    Students are also encouraged to be creative in their design.  The students did a neat job, as usual.  And of course, I was jealous that I wasn’t working on the project.

We’ve put together a quick video about project here…

 

Categories: engineering, science and technology, Sweet Briar College, Uncategorized, women in science

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