Engineering for Fun

Behind roller coasters, water parks, miniature golf courses, and theme parks are engineers who understand physical forces, the fundamentals of design, and the psychology that goes into the business of fun. Join their ranks and put your knowledge of engineering principles and theory into practice while also learning principles of user experience, collaboration, prototype development, field testing, design adaptation, and the marketing considerations behind a project's launch. Visit a local amusement park to observe the psychological and engineering principles that go into this field firsthand. Create and model entertainment attractions manually and with 3-D computer-aided design programs while completing both individual and group assignments - all in the name of fun!

Related Terms and Locations: 
Term 1 (June 9–29)
Rice University, TX
Term 1 (June 9–29)
Georgia Tech, GA
Term 2 (July 7–27)
Rice University, TX
Term 2 (July 7–27)
Georgia Tech, GA
Summer Studies Program: 
Center Math