An Engineering Mindset

Engineering instruction builds on students’ natural problem-solving skills to prepare a future generation of critical thinkers.  Our world depends upon engineers to design every aspect of our lives — where we live, what we drive, and how we communicate.  It comes as no surprise that engineering exercises hold great value.  Students learn how to navigate challenges by imagining, designing, creating, failing and improving their projects and then trying some more.

Engineering Design Process

The engineering design process requires students to Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve.

The Engineering design process as a circular cycle.