Introduction To Engineering Design Project Agenda Work as a team to solve a design/build problem. Prior Student Experience Team Membership Sports Marching Band / Ensembles Clubs (e.g., Chess) Team or Leadership Seminars High School Church Youth Groups ROTC So…Why Teamwork? Industry Needs Teamwork skills Communication skills Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Provides support system for students Responds to wider range of learning styles Required skill among graduates for universities to maintain national accreditation Defining a Team Real Team - A small number of people with complimentary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance goals, and an approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable. High-Performance Team – A real team where each member is deeply committed to all other members’ personal growth and success Task Leadership Roles Initiating: Getting the group started. Seeking Information: Drawing out information from other group members. Clarifying: Making sure the group understands what is being said. Summarizing: Stating what the group has done or decided. Decision Type & Quality Quality of Decision Highest Lowest Individual Average of Individuals Minority Control Time Needed Majority Consensus Control Simply Supported Beams Given limited materials, build a beam that will support a specific weight (200g of lead) Time to design & build the beam is limited to 15 minutes Exercise: Simply Supported Beams Exercise: Simply Supported Beams a) two sheets of newsprint b) one adhesive backed file label or equivalent piece of tape c) two plastic cups to use as beam supports. 65 cm Load Additional design constraints: 1) the file label NOT attached to cups; 2) weight must not touch the table; and 3) one sheet = Superior Design of the Year Award. Note: 65 cm is from edge of cup to edge of cup. Post-Lab Discussion What process did your team use to select a design and build the beam? How could it be improved? How did the team ensure that everyone participated? What contributions did you make? What, if anything, would you do differently next time?