Dr. Jim Brenner would like this to be an entrepreneurially-minded community builder as part of "dorm programming" for a new Honors Maker Minor Program, probably to happen at the Honors Program house. This content is part of a card posted on an external web site that students aren't allowed to see.
The activity will consist of a series of movie nights preceded by a two minute faculty and/or RA briefing explaining what EML and/or making objectives that the dorm programming is designed to target. One of the keys to both inspiring and teaching engineering students is by making analogies to cultural references.
1) Curiosity: What is the future going to look like? How can I shape the future?
2) Connections: Briefings before each dorm community night highlight how that night's content can be integrated with the overall mission of our Honors Maker Minor Program.
3) Creating Value: Besides community building, the goal of this is to increase students' creative vision. Look at the ABET criteria in https://www.abet.org/accreditation/accreditation-criteria/criteria-for-accrediting-engineering-programs-2020-2021/ (Links to an external site.) for Criterion 3. There are seven outcomes listed there. This activity hits items 1, 2, 4, and 7.
Our community building plan for our Honors Maker Minor Program consists of this as a fun out-of-class series of evening activities to complement maker activities on other weeknights. This program will probably work better at Florida Tech where we have an emphasis on space moreso than most universities.
- Demonstrate constant curiosity about our changing world
- Explore a contrarian view of accepted solution
- Integrate information from many sources to gain insight
- Identify unexpected opportunities to create extraordinary value
- Persist through and learn from failure
- Develop New Technologies
- Create Model or Prototype
- Identify Opportunity
- Evaluate Tech Feasibility, Customer Value, Societal Benefits & Economic Viability