Outreach

We conduct and facilitate workshops and outreach programs with our extended partners including museums, university programs such as GERI, and libraries. We help children learn science and engineering through designing, making and playing with toys. C Design labs focusses on toy design as a way to have both fun and also learn engineering through experiencing basic concepts in physics. Various forms of prototyping to design and make including 3D printing, laser cutting, and use of everyday materials are emphasized. We also regularly conduct sketch makers workshops.

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Science and Engineering: Heat, Light and Power

Mechanical Engineering Professors Amy Marconet, Amy Marconnet, Liang Pan and Kejie Zhao developed a hands-on workshop on heat, light and power. C Design labs helped… Continue reading...
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Toy Design Lab in Mechanical Engineering: GERI 2015 Summer Outreach Program

Ever wonder how “funology” (fun and play value) and basic physics are combined in toy design? Discover how simple toys work and, with a toy… Continue reading...
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Big plans for Imagination Station

Big plans for Imagination Station From Dylan Peers McCoy  7:42 p.m. EDT May 2, 2015 http://www.jconline.com/   Children discover the joy and possibilities of engineering,… Continue reading...
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LSAMP Program at 2014

Prof. Karthik Ramani and his team conducted a toy design workshop as part of the Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program (LSAMP) at Purdue.… Continue reading...
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Lafayette Christian School Visit

A workshop was organized in collaboration with the Lafayette Christian School where middle-school students were introduced to state-of-the-art design and manufacturing technology at Purdue University.… Continue reading...
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Toy Makers Fair – December 5th 2013

This course combines CAD techniques and strategies with design in teams. ME444 in its new form combines the right balance of hands-on-design in the lecture/workshops… Continue reading...
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Design Lab – October 22nd, 2013

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First Robotics

The C-Design Lab conducted a hands-on mid-air shape modeling session as a part of the Robotics Workshops conducted by the FIRST Forum. Middle school students… Continue reading...
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ME Lecture – September 10th 2013

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MakerFaire Bay Area

The C-Design Lab at the MakerFaire (Bay Area), an event that attracts thousands of individuals from different parts of the United States. In collaboration with… Continue reading...
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Franklin Township Middle School Outreach – February 23rd, 2013

The workshop was part of an “introduction to engineering” tour conducted for Franklin Township Middle School on Friday, April 26, 2013. Around 50 students attended,… Continue reading...
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Makers’ Faire 2012

In 2012, our lab represented Purdue for the first time at the annual Makers’ Faire in San Mateo, California. We taught sketching workshops for well… Continue reading...
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NERF Blaster Dissections

In 2012, we were invited to lead a workshop in ME 297 (How Stuff Works) for NERF blasters.  We brought blasters for the students to… Continue reading...
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Sketching Workshop for College Mentors for Kids

In 2011, we were asked to teach kids about what it means to be an engineer and have some engineering activity.  We talked to the… Continue reading...