Each year teams at Women in Engineering Day are asked to complete a design challenge using everyday objects.
Last year, the project was to create an incline or decline to make a marble go into a red cup from another cup, without touching the marble (or the cup) after it is released.
Through this process, teams learned that:
It's not easy to come up with new uses for common things, but sometimes the best solution is right in front of you!
Communication skills are important to make sure everyone is working towards the same goal.
Testing is an important part of the design process. If one idea didn't work as expected, it's time to go back to the drawing board!
Sometimes you need all hands on deck to keep from losing your marbles!