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The engineering process is a set of steps used by engineers to solve the problem. This includes determining the objective as well as determining constraints, planning and building, as well as testing. This is an important part of every project at TWI and helps us to ensure that our projects meet the highest performance and safety standards. This is particularly important for New York City projects as they must be in compliance with strict standards.

In this stage students look into the issue they’re facing in order to understand what the challenge is and to gather data. This is an open-ended, student-centered approach to science that shifts classes away from traditional teaching.

Students brainstorm ideas for solving the problem. This can be done by using software, whiteboard writing, or discussions. It’s okay if certain ideas do not work. They can test other solutions and experiment with them.

After reviewing and brainstorming the findings, the team chooses the best solution to design and construct. This could be printed on paper, using CAD software, or by creating a prototype that could be physical or virtual. This is a great option for students, since they can make an actual prototype that will enable them to test their solutions.

Here is where engineers have to be aware because they are bound by constraints such as time costs, tools, and resources. Engineers also have to keep in mind that their solutions must be safe and efficient to be able to be utilized in the real world.

the engineering design process