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The engineering process is a series of steps used by engineers to solve the problem. This involves identifying the objective of the project, determining constraints, designing and building, as well as testing. This is a vital aspect of every project at TWI and assists us in ensuring that our projects meet high quality and safety standards. This is especially important for New York City projects as they have to meet stringent requirements.

In this stage students study the issue they’re confronted with in order to understand what the challenge is and to gather data. It’s a flexible, student-centered approach that shifts the classroom away from traditional science instruction.

Students brainstorm ways to solve the issue. This is done by having discussions and writing on a whiteboard or by using software. It’s okay if certain ideas do not work. You can try different methods and test them.

After analyzing the results of their research and brainstorming, the team decides on a method to develop and build. This can be done on paper, using CAD software or by creating a physical or virtual prototype. This is an exciting process for students since they will be able to create something tangible to help them test their ideas.

This is where engineers have to be mindful because they are subject to limitations like time and cost, tools, and resources. Engineers also have to be aware that their solutions must be safe and effective to be able to be utilized in the real world.