Course: 25.107 - Introduction to Engineering I
Semester: Spring 2009 – trailer section
Instructor: David Willis
Partner:Tsongas Industrial History Center
Twenty-five students out of sequence for the fall Intro to Eng. I course (transfers, withdrawals, etc.) engaged in two S-L projects in their course, collectively worth thirty-percent of the final grade. Project 2 was launched by the students visiting the “wet room” at the TIHC to do hands-on testing of different types of waterwheels, and to design canal systems in teams for comparisons of functionality.
Free current hydroturbines were created primarily from found materials, had to meet specifications, including lighting one or more LEDs. Turbines were tested by running them around the edge of a pool set up on campus in demo sessions for the TIHC staff.