Engineering Design Workshop for First-Years
  • Students in Engineering Design Workshop
    Jonathan Dietz
Designing and building projects that help teach science concepts in interesting ways!
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Modeled after a summer program that brings experiential learning to high school students, Engineering Design Workshop (EDW) is designed to let people explore and build creative projects in small teams.  With the rise of remote experiential learning, we're taking lessons learned from 2020 and looking for a group interested both in building their own projects and using those to help teach scientific concepts to K-12 students.  The program will take place over the fall semester, with mentor support from MIT students and staff, and with the input of local and international high school students on the efficacy of the final results.
We're looking for students who:
  • Can devote 6-10 hours a week to designing/building with their team.
  • Have an interest in experiential learning, and a desire to build.
  • Are interested in helping teach science concepts to K-12 students.
  • Can meet regularly with their team members to facilitate the projects.
For more information, contact Chris Mayer ( and Ed Moriarty (
2020-08-31 to 2020-12-09
In progress
Remote Learning
Project type: 
Experiential Learning Project
Christopher Mayer