Think Meets Make

Education

Wednesday, September 17, 2:50 pm to 3:10 pm in Auditorium

Traditional engineering education in the US emphasizes basic science and math over hands-on problem solving. I will tell the story of how we converted the engineering library into a makerspace for the Yale community. I will give examples of the exciting work our members have done, for course credit and for fun, in the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design.

Speakers

Eric Dufresne

Eric R. Dufresne

Associate Professor, Yale University
Eric is a scientist and a teacher.  He is the Director of the Center for Engineering Innovation and Design, a makerspace for the Yale community.  His research lab investigates the physics of soft materials.  He teaches a freshman class on making, a sophomore course on mechanics and graduate courses in soft matter and biological physics.

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