In this Introduction to Engineering course, you will gain exposure to one of the fastest growing fields today. From areas ranging from Mechanical Engineering to Biomedical Engineering, students will be exposed to the growing number of disciplines within the field of engineering through guest lectures and group activities. The course will also examine the professional ethics of engineering and evaluate accountability that engineers have to society and the environment. At the conclusion of this course, students will have an overall understanding of the engineering field, the different career paths available, and the ethics involved in the profession.
Dr. Hoda Ehsan is Director of Quadrivium Engineering and Design, and the Chair for Engineering and Computer Science department at The Hill School. She holds a PhD in Engineering Education from Purdue University. As an educator at heart, she has over 12 years of experience working with pre-college students to learn and engage in engineering. She has designed and developed several engineering learning opportunities/resources for in-school and out-of-school settings. At The Hill school, she has been developing integrated and multidisciplinary engineering and computer science programs and training teachers. She is an engineering education researcher with over 50 publications and presentations. Her research focus includes exploring the engineering learning of children, including those on the autism spectrum, and ways to make connections between in-school engineering learning and out-of-school learning. Her research has been recognized several times through dissertation fellowship and Outstanding Research Award from Purdue university and national awards from American Society for Engineering Education and International Society of Teacher Education. She is also the founder of Sunny Skies Academy, where she provides educational services to under-resourced communities in the US and abroad.
Specific course details such as topics, activities, hours, and instructors are subject to change at the discretion of the University. Not all instructors listed for a course teach all sections of that course.