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Engineering Research and Development Resource for Educators

Educator curriculum guide for delivering the Siemens Engineering Research and Development (R&D) course

In this course, students are challenged to form teams to identify, research, and create a unique solution to an existing engineering problem. Teams will work to gauge market interest in their proposed solution and will be responsible for developing and documenting research as it applies to the creation of a prototype solution to their identified problem.

Student teams design a business model for creation of the product and apply lean design concepts to develop a plan for manufacture. Teams explore concepts of lean manufacturing and statistical process control (SPC) and how Six Sigma is used to minimize waste and maximize efficiency.

At the end of the course, students are provided the opportunity to present the results of their research, prototype development, business plan, and how they optimized the manufacturing process.

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