The Wearable Device Challenge was developed at the Nanosystems Engineering Research Center for Advanced Self-Powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST). The Challenge is rooted in the research and innovation ecosystem of the Center and its vision: to have a transformational impact on the way doctors and patients manage wellness through wearable, self-powered health and environmental monitoring systems. At its core, the program teaches middle and high school teachers and students how to apply the engineering design process to solve real-world problems through a project-based approach. The program impacts several hundred students in North Carolina annually through real-world, relevant, hands-on engineering design challenges. Teachers are empowered to introduce engineering design into a variety of both formal and informal educational settings, and students are given the opportunity to explore exciting, cutting-edge applications of science and technology that will inspire them to continue in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields.
Veety, E. N.,
Sur, J. S.,
Elliott, H. K.,
Lamberth, J. E.
Teaching Engineering Design Through Wearable Device Design Competition (Evaluation).
Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER), 8(2), Article 1.