Introduction to Design & Engineering Applications (IDEA)

IDEA introduces students to engineering through a project provided by either campus leadership, community organization or other external client. In IDEA, students will:

  • Explore engineering disciplines
  • Practice engineering through real world projects
  • Learn about sustainability, teamwork and collaboration
  • Understand how math and science apply to engineering
  • Understand how creativity fits into engineering

How to register: EGT 140, 3 credits, Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications is offered each fall and spring semester. Pre-requisites: MAT 121

Past IDEA projects:

  • Design and build a fish and vegetable aquaponics system for RRCC greenhouse 
  • Design a new frontage road sign with Martin/Martin Engineering for Red Rocks Community College 
  • Design a new greenhouse laboratory for RRCC’s Water Quality Management program
  • Design a filtration system for RRCC cooling towers
  • Design a Makerspace for RRCC students and community

flickr logo see more picture of IDEA students and projects

Aeration Build

IDEA students with instructor Jeremy Beard work with professional engineers to design a new sign for RRCC
 

Introduction to Design & Engineering Applications (IDEA)

IDEA introduces students to engineering through a project provided by either campus leadership, community organization or other external client. In IDEA, students will:

  • Explore engineering disciplines
  • Practice engineering through real world projects
  • Learn about sustainability, teamwork and collaboration
  • Understand how math and science apply to engineering
  • Understand how creativity fits into engineering

How to register: EGT 140, 3 credits, Introduction to Design and Engineering Applications is offered each fall and spring semester. Pre-requisites: MAT 121

Past IDEA projects:

  • Design and build a fish and vegetable aquaponics system for RRCC greenhouse 
  • Design a new frontage road sign with Martin/Martin Engineering for Red Rocks Community College 
  • Design a new greenhouse laboratory for RRCC’s Water Quality Management program
  • Design a filtration system for RRCC cooling towers
  • Design a Makerspace for RRCC students and community

flickr logo see more picture of IDEA students and projects

Aeration Build

IDEA students with instructor Jeremy Beard work with professional engineers to design a new sign for RRCC