Professor Corinne Lengsfeld led C&E students through a three-week intensive engineering design problem: What kind of University of Denver “give-away” can students make in teams that reflects something about DU?
Not only should the give-away have a function, but an aesthetic form as well. In the first week, students worked in small groups to problem solve the challenge. The groups were also meant to act as support systems so that students could share technical knowledge and creative knowledge, and navigate the 3D design software SketchUp together. After installing the software, students practiced tutorials before starting the design of their forms. In the third week, after refining their designs, they sent their files to Corinne to be printed on the 3D printer. Ideas included a yo-yo, a bracelet, and a mini figurine.