IDEAS

Integrated Design, Engineering, and Applied Sciences

The broad and deep challenges of society demand nimble minds that incorporate skills from design, engineering, and applied science. The Integrated Design, Engineering, & Applied Science (IDEAS) program prepares students to succeed at the intersection of design, the arts, and engineering. Students develop foundational knowledge in design and engineering by working in collaborative groups on project-based studies.  The core courses of the IDEAS minor provide a basis in both the technical and aesthetic aspects of design.  These courses serve as the basis for more focused studies in a broad array of elective modules that span design and engineering disciplines

The IDEAS program is hosted and administerered by the College of Integrative Sciences.

Department News

The Next New Things: Presenting Final Projects in IDEAS 170

The Next New Things: Presenting Final Projects in IDEAS 170

In December, the students of IDEAS 170: Introduction to Design and Engineering presented inventions of their own design. These final group projects are possibly the next new life hacks everyone will crave: a projector that doesn’t rely on electricity (great for watching movies when the power is out), a chair that folds flat (packs easily…
Students “Hop” into Midterms with Design and Engineering Project Presentations

Students “Hop” into Midterms with Design and Engineering Project Presentations

Students who are enrolled in the fall semester Introduction to Design and Engineering course presented their midterm projects on Oct. 17 and 18. At the beginning of the semester, the students were given a box of materials and tasked with creating a “hopper”—an object that would spring into the air but only after a delay of…
Students Showcase Design and Engineering Projects

Students Showcase Design and Engineering Projects

Final projects for Introduction to Design and Engineering (IDEA 170 in the Integrated Design, Engineering, and Applied Sciences Minor) included a bicycle powered by a chainsaw motor; reusable, lockable shipping boxes requiring no tape; an electricity-producing dance floor; and the “solar rover”—solar panels with storage batteries mounted on wheels and designed for long-term use around the…
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