2 semesters, 1 credit
The goal of this course is for students to master modern technologies to create powerful, innovative solutions to 21st-century problems. Students will study wearable electronics, 3D modeling and printing, laser cutting, virtual reality, sensors and data, and human-computer interaction. The course will initially be composed of several small, student-driven projects that build essential skills, which will culminate in a long-term project of the student’s choice. This project will not only be fun and inspiring, but it will also solve a real-world problem that has been identified through research. As a studio class, students will work independently and share their progress with the class each week. Discussion on special topics in technology (diversity in technology, cognitive factors, accessibility and student topics TBD) will occur every few weeks.
Note: The Honors track will require a more detailed proposal writing, a presentation to investors at the end of the year and a variety of professional-level deliverables.