Amanda Simson

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

Engineering Design and Problem Solving

Engineering Design and Problem Solving (EID-101): I am the course coordinator for EID101, the Engineering School’s first year engineering design course. Each year, students form multidisciplinary teams to work on a project for the entire semester. We have made some recent updates to the course, including adding in upperclass Teaching Assistants to act as mentors for student projects. Below are some projects from my students:

2020: Reducing Food Waste (you can watch the problem statement introduction video here)

Group 1: Repurposing Brewery Waste   

Group 2: Tackling Restaurant Waste

Group 3: Our Food Renewed

2019: Engineering for the Future: Designing an Educational Exhibit on Climate Change

Below is a video of one of the student projects that developed an artificial tree with carbon capture "leaves"

2018: Don’t breathe the Air: Engineering an Exhibit on the 1970 Clean Air Act