The engineering process is a set of steps used by engineers to solve problems. This includes identifying the goal as well as determining constraints and then developing, building and testing. This is a vital aspect of every project at TWI and it helps us to ensure that our projects have high performance and safety standards. This is particularly crucial for New York City project as they must meet stringent specifications.

In this phase students research the issue they’re facing in order to comprehend what the problem is and collect data. It’s an open-ended, student-centered approach that reorients the classroom away from the traditional science curriculum.

Students brainstorm ways to solve the issue. This can be done by using whiteboards, software or discussion. Some ideas may not work, but that’s fine because it allows them to test different ideas to find the best solution.

After studying and re-thinking the results, the team chooses a solution to design and build. It could be done printed on paper, using the aid of CAD software or the creation of a prototype, which could be physical or virtual. This is an exciting step for students since they will be able to create tangible objects that can help them to test their solutions.

This is where the rubber meets the road for engineers, as they must remain within the limits which are imposed on them like cost time tools, resources, and more. Engineers also need to keep in mind their solutions need to be secure and effective to be able to be utilized in real life.