ENGAGE in a hands-on grand challenge and an outstanding experiential learning opportunity, where students address technical engineering projects in an inclusive, supportive environment among peers and mentors — for fun or for credit. This is an opportunity to earn technical elective credit by completing a hands-on project (launch a rocket, design an algorithm, or build a tractor mechanism). Talk with your advisor about registering for the ENGAGE program technical elective.
We have three grand challenges within the ENGAGE program:
1. Space Race
Let's be the first university to launch a liquid-fuel rocket!
Partner with the Oregon Space Grant to hear from guest speakers and work together to launch a rocket to the edge of space.
2. Smart Tool
Design a life-saving decision support tool to allocate emergency resources.
We will develop an algorithm that will help the Oregon Health Authority strategically allocate resources after a natural disaster.
3. Victory Garden
Develop and optimize the most energy-efficient tractor on planet earth.
We will invent new tools for expanding an open-source "appropriate technology" platform of optimally energy-efficient tractors.
- MIME Community Canvas Site: Look for "ENGAGE" notices
- Register for ME 406 (CRN 30208) or IE 406* (CRN 30192). This is offered at 2 credits in Winter 2023 and 2 credits in Spring 2023, in order to equate to a 4-credit tech elective.
- * IE 406 credit dependent on review and approved on an individual basis.
- Email Mark McGuire with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org