The Fifth International Design Competition and Forum held earlier this year as part of a research initiative between Colorado School of Mines and The Petroleum Institute, of Abu Dhabi, UAE, aimed to develop curriculum and pedagogy for engineering design education across cultures.
The forum, “Preparing Global Engineers: Developing Engineering Design Education Across Cultures,” allowed students in Mines’ EPICS program and the PI’s Strategies in Team-Based Engineering Problem-Solving (STEPS) program to compete in a 24-hour competition during which students developed a project plan, graphics portfolio and poster supporting its conceptual design.
Awards were presented to teams exhibiting outstanding creativity, functionality, and quality:
- Best Quality Project: Team Dynamic, for Micro-Hydro Energy System: Razi Ur Rehman, Martin Oliver Fernandes, Yahya Almuharram, Ahmad Ali Alamimi (PI), Edward Wolfram (Mines)
- Most Creative Project: Team WIM, for Independent Patient Transfer System: Khulood AlMarzouqi, Dana AlShami, Fatima AlHashemi (PI), Emily Mitchell, Kara Davis, Amalina Abduh (Mines)
- Best Humanitarian Project: Team S&S, for Indoor Farm for Low Income Communities: Isaac Sujay, Ala Salaoudh, Raed Saleh Mohammed Bamardoof, Anas AbuDaga (PI), Jesse Reigle, (Mines)