During the first year at TCNJ, all engineering students take ENG 142 – Fundamentals of Engineering Design.
Fundamentals of Engineering Design provides an introduction to the study of engineering design and the fundamental skill-sets used in the design process. Topics include team dynamics, effective oral and written communication, spatial visualization, and problem solving/engineering design process. These topics are practiced through team-based projects and interactive activities. Breakout sessions specific to each discipline cover additional appropriate topics, providing an overview of several areas of engineering outside of the declared major.
Freshmen complete a Student Design Showcase Project as part of this course. Below are the winners and pictures of the participating students in the Fall 2015 Design Showcase.
|Grand Prize: The Gear Alarm
by Jeff Kolodziej, Mary Lenyo, Richard Bustamante, and Peter Salugao
|“Innovative Design” Award: Just In Time
by Jonathan Granaldi, Andrew Ziemer, Patrick Stefanacci, and Bilarie Rivage
|“Most Marketable Design” Award: SMA(r)T Alarm
by Micah Lind, Tyler Gang, Samah Mubin, and Anthony Russo
|“Best Craftsmanship Design” Award: The Remind-a-Horn
by Jennifer Puschak, Austin Perrault, Angelo Stefoni, and Kyronne Drakeford
|“Best Presentation” Award: Duo Drop
by Samantha Moorzitz, Philip Franco, Anthony Laregina, and Samuel Maquet
|Dean’s Award: Valkyrie Technology
by Jacob Bennedsen, Nishma Shah, Kyle Skelly, and William Walker
View last year’s projects here.