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|ENGN 0120B - Crossing the Space Chasm Through Engineering Design|
Five decades of human activity in space has provided the world community with benefits including instant global communications and positioning, human and robotic exploration of the moon, planets and sun, and a perspective of earth which continues to inform and influence our relationship with our environment.
Unlike other technical revolutions of the 20th century space has not transitioned to a commercial, consumer market commodity. Rather its users and applications remain primarily large and institutional.
To experience the challenges of engineering design and of changing an industrial paradigm, we will work in one or several groups to identify a use of space, and a plan for its implementation, that could help transition space from its status as a niche technology. Through the process of design, we will confront the technical, economic, societal and political barriers to obtaining increased benefits from technologies in general, and space in particular, and to making new technologies beneficial to a wider range of users. Enrollment limited to 18 first year students. Instructor permission required. FYS WRIT
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Extra Credit Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Primary Meeting
First Year Seminar, Writing - Designated Courses
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:
Semester Level 02
Semester Level 01
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