The Design Challenge
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!