This semester, in the IDEAS program, I am registered for IDEAS IV. This “class” however, is not really a class that meets every week. This semester, the IDEAS seminars have split up into different groups and are working on projects, separately, that will eventually tie into everyone’s respective IDEAS major.
I have two other members in my group, and we will be working on one of the “Grand Challenges for Engineering”. Our project will be to follow a challenge, do research on it and determine the different impacts of it, and maybe even try to follow through with it.
The Grand Challenges for Engineering, (http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/cms/challenges.aspx), are several “problems” that the world is facing today. The challenge is to figure out solutions for them. The most important part of this project is asking the questions, because without asking the question, there will be no discussion on the topic.