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Our program is developed around its Pre-E-Certificate. Our goal is to contribute to a technically proficient citizenry for the 21st century. Our program challenges individuals to explore their potential for achievement by nurturing their critical thinking, increasing scientific literacy, and enabling innovation. Our STEM initiatives expose students to various topics and practices in the engineering and technical fields, provide innovative approaches to community problems and foster greater interest among students, building their confidence and skills. Pursuit of the KENT school Pre-E-certificate acquaints students with the practice and profession of engineering through course work and extra-curricular activities, such as the FIRST robotics competition (www.usfirst.org), summer programs, guest lectures and field trips. It is supportive of equal opportunity objectives.
An international group of leading technological thinkers were asked to identify the Grand Challenges for Engineering in the 21st Century. What grand challenges will you take on?
The Judith B. and Howard B. Wentz Jr. College Scholarship Prize in Pre-Engineering recognizes the superlative academic achievement of motivated students who show a command of STEM fields, have shown a strong commitment to pursuing Pre-Engineering studies while at KENT, and intend to major in engineering while in college. The recipient is selected by the faculty on the basis of curricular and extra-curricular accomplishments related to the completion of KENT's Pre-Engineering Certificate.
Engineering Design is a term-contained introduction to the principles and practice of design. It covers mechanical drawing and documentation, reverse engineering, design principles, and design presentation (in both 2 and 3 dimensions). We live in a world surrounded by objects that have been intentionally conceived, designed, manufactured, and assembled by other people. This course embraces two aims: to give the student greater appreciation for
and understanding of their designed world and to provide an introduction to the skills inherent in the conception, design, and manufacture of artifacts.
A term-contained introduction to manufacturing science and engineering and prototype part production, Manufacturing Engineering takes advantage of the prototyping provided by the School’s 3D printing and CNC machining capabilities. The course focuses on the creation of products which may grow out of work done in the Engineering Design and Structures courses or real world examples. In addition, it seeks to answer several questions: Is the design too complex to manufacture? How can I improve on the design to increase manufacturability? What materials do I need to produce it? How do I produce it?
Manufacturing in the Classroom
Pre-E Program Hosts Government Engineer from Hong Kong
Pre-Engineering and Entrepreneurship
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