ENGS 21 Course Schedule - Winter 2012

Topic: Improvements in Learning or Safety

Week 1
Thursday, January 5 Goals of the course; Introduction to Engineering Method (Prof. Baker).
Use of matrices for design decisions, segmentation and problem solving techniques (Prof. Baker)
Thursday, January 5
5:00 - 7:00 pm
(REQUIRED)
Introduction to Thayer laboratory and machine shop facilities and pizza dinner in the Couch Project Lab. Meet classmates, meet staff, first opportunity to visit facilities.
Friday, January 6 Hand in group selection sheets by noon
Week 2
Monday, January 9 Assignment of project groups. (Groups receive lab notebooks.)
Tuesday, January 10 Patents and Intellectual Property (Prof. Gregg Fairbrothers)
Search Techniques: Literature, Markets and Patents (Feldberg Library: Ms. Holt and Mr. Fries)
Wednesday, January 11
X-hour
Need finding (Prof. Peter Robbie)
Thursday, January 12 Intriguing solution and ideas (group presentations)
Slide max: 6; 2 slides max per idea; 9 mins per group
Week 3
Tuesday, January 17 How to Give an Oral Presentation; How to Write a Project Proposal; Questions and Answers about Proposal (Prof. Baker)
Wednesday, January 18
X-hour
Models, mock-ups and 3-D modeling (Prof. Robbie)
Thursday, January 19 NO CLASS
Individual groups meet with Prof. Baker (sign up)
Week 4
Monday, January 23
Due at noon
One-page executive summary of proposal
Tuesday, January 24 Proposal presentations
3 copies of written Proposals due in Room C119A at noon (2 copies bound and 1 copy stapled and 3-hole punched)
Thursday, January 26
(REQUIRED)
Safety at Thayer School
Class is mandatory for all ENGS 21 students who haven't already taken it. Check your status at: engineering.dartmouth.edu/safety
Note: The "Shop Safety" course does not satisfy this "undergraduate safety seminar" requirement. (Prof. Levey and Mr. Cimis)
Thursday, January 26
Friday, January 27
Feedback on proposals; individual groups meet with Prof. Baker (sign up)
Week 5
Tuesday, January 31 Statistics (Prof. Lasky)
The Role of Engineers in Product Liability; How to Protect Yourself (Mr. Gary Mayo, President, A.B. Gile)
Wednesday, February 1
X-hour
Product Design (Prof. Robbie)
Thursday, February 2 Engineering Ethics and Professional Codes of Conduct (Prof. Donovan, Ethics Institute)
Week 6
Tuesday, February 7 Sustainable Engineering (Rosi Kerr)
Life-cycle Analysis and SolidWorks (Prof. Sol Diamond)
Wednesday, February 8
X-hour
Questions and Answers about Progress Report
Thursday, February 9 No class
Week 7
Monday, February 13
Due at noon
One-page executive summary of progress report
Tuesday, February 14 Progress Report Presentations
3 copies of written Proposals due in Room C119A at noon (2 copies bound and 1 copy stapled and 3-hole punched)
Thursday, February 16
Friday, February 17
Feedback on proposals; individual groups meet with Prof. Baker (sign up)
Week 8
Tuesday, February 21 Marketing and How to Determine Price (Mrs. Carrie Fraser)
Business Plan Basics (Prof. Fairbrothers, DEN)
Thursday, February 23
Friday, February 24
NO CLASS
Individual groups meet with Prof. Baker to discuss progress (sign up)
Week 9
Tuesday, February 28 Intro to Engineering Economics: Why Cost is not Price (Prof. Baker)
The Venture Proposal (Prof. Baker)
Thursday, March 1 Final question and answer session on Final Presentations
Week 10
Monday, March 5
Due at noon
One-page executive summary of Final Report
Tuesday, March 6
10:00am-5:30pm
Final Report Presentations
3 copies of written Proposals due in Room C119A at noon (2 copies bound and 1 copy stapled and 3-hole punched)