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Brown University

Exploring Engineering

Brown University via Canvas Network

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Are you considering a career in engineering? Are you fascinated by what engineers do? In this pre-college course, you will gain an understanding of the various fields of engineering and explore the engineering design process, from conceptual design and optimal choice evaluation to project construction. This introductory course is a recommended prerequisite for Brown University’s online pre-college courses focusing on specific engineering fields, including materials engineering, biomedical engineering, and renewable energy.


  • Day 1. Course Introduction
  • Day 2. Meet Engineers
  • Day 3. Design and Sketch
  • Day 4. CAD Fun
  • Day 5-7. Build a Prototype
  • Day 8. Test Prototype
  • Day 9. Reflect
  • Day 10. Submit Review
  • Day 11.Roadmap Your Career
  • Day 12. Course Conclusion

Taught by

Karen Haberstroh, Ph.D.


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