ENGS 21 Course Schedule - Winter 2013

Topic: Improvements in Learning or Safety

Week 1
Tuesday, January 8 Goals of the course; Introduction to Engineering Method (Prof. Baker).
Use of matrices for design decisions, segmentation and problem solving techniques (Prof. Baker)
Wednesday, January 9
X-hour
Need finding (Prof. Peter Robbie)
Wednesday, January 9
4:15 - 6:30 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.
Thursday, January 10 Patents and Intellectual Property (Prof. Gregg Fairbrothers)
Search Techniques: Literature, Markets and Patents (Feldberg Library: Ms. Holt and Mr. Fries)
Thursday, January 10 Hand in group selection sheets by noon
Friday, January 11 Assignment of project groups. (Groups receive lab notebooks.)
Week 2
Tuesday, January 15 Intriguing solution and ideas (group presentations)
3 ideas; 2 slides max per idea; 9 mins per group
Wednesday, January 16 Individual groups meet with Prof. Baker to discuss ideas (sign up)
Wednesday, January 16
X-hour
Collaboration tools (Thayer IT team)
Thursday, January 17 NO CLASS
Week 3
Tuesday, January 22 How to Write a Project Proposal. How to Give an Oral Presentation. Questions and Answers about Proposal (Prof. Baker)
Wednesday, January 23
X-hour
Models, mock-ups and 3-D modeling (Prof. Robbie)
Thursday, January 24 Engineering Ethics and Professional Codes of Conduct (Prof. Aine Donovan, Ethics Institute); NOTES, an ES 21 project (Ms. Alison Stace-Naughton)
Week 4
Monday, January 28
Due at noon
One-page executive summary of proposal
Tuesday, January 29 Proposal presentations (A groups)
3 copies of written Proposals due in Room M307 at noon (2 copies bound and 1 copy stapled and 3-hole punched)
Thursday, January 31 Proposal presentations (B groups)
Friday, February 1 Feedback on proposals; individual groups meet with Prof. Baker (sign up with Alicea Bursey)
Week 5
Tuesday, February 5 Statistics (Prof. Lasky)
The Role of Engineers in Product Liability; How to Protect Yourself (Mr. Gary Mayo, President, A.B. Gile)
Wednesday, February 6
X-hour
Product Design (Prof. Robbie)
Thursday, February 7
(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. Chris Levey and Mr. Michael Cimis)
Week 6
Tuesday, February 12 Marketing and How to Determine Price (Mrs. Carrie Fraser)
Business Plan Basics (Prof. Fairbrothers, DEN)
Thursday, February 14 Sustainable Engineering (Prof. Benoit Cushman-Roisin)
Life-cycle Analysis and SolidWorks (Prof. Sol Diamond)
Week 7
Monday, February 18
Due at noon
One-page executive summary of progress report
Tuesday, February 19 Progress Report Presentations (B groups)
2 copies of written Proposals due in Room M307 at noon (1 copy bound and 1 copy stapled and 3-hole punched)
Thursday, February 21 Progress Report Presentations (A groups)
Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
Feedback on proposals; individual groups meet with Prof. Baker (sign up with Alicea Bursey)
Week 8
Tuesday, February 26 NO CLASS
Thursday, February 28 Intro to Engineering Economics: Why Cost is not Price (Prof. Baker)
The Venture Proposal (Prof. Baker)
Thursday, February 28
Friday, March 1
Individual groups meet with Prof. Baker to discuss progress (sign up)
Week 9
Tuesday, March 5 Final question and answer session on Final Presentations
One-page executive summary of Final Report due at noon
Thursday, March 7 NO CLASS
2 copies of Final Written Report due in Room M307 at 4 pm
Friday, March 8 Final Report Presentations (Alperin, Murdough)