During the fall semester, the students of 2.009 (Product Engineering Processes) have been creating innovative products around an “adventure” theme. Working in eight teams, with instructors and mentors from industry to guide them, the students have spent three months designing, building, and testing their ideas and turning them into real products.
Led by Professor David Wallace, the class gives students a taste of real-world product development. Rather than running the class in a typical lecturer-student fashion, Wallace acts as the head of a design firm, encouraging the teams to think of themselves as designers and the course staff as consultants and technical advisers.
The class culminates in a final presentation and product launch on Dec. 8. During the event, which is open to the public, each team will reveal its alpha prototype and present a business model intended to show the product’s viability in the market.
To attend or view the final presentation, please see the RSVP page for more details. Presentations start at 7:30 p.m. sharp in Kresge Auditorium, followed by a reception where you can meet the students and try out their new products.