EYW II: Engineering Applications of Computer Science
EYW II Course Overview
EYW II: Engineering Applications of Computer Science is an engineering course that engages students in programming and computational thinking to solve hands-on engineering design challenges that illustrate how these fields can improve people’s lives and health, conserve resources, and enable creativity in the arts. Students build on the skills and habits of mind that they developed in EYW I: Engineering Design and Analysis to solve more technically challenging projects at the intersection of engineering and computer science (CS).
EYW II Unit Descriptions
Students explore mechanical, electrical, and biomedical engineering through a series of design challenges that illustrate how engineering can improve people’s lives and health, conserve resources, and enable creativity in the arts.
Unit 1: Electronic Music (Programming in Python)
Unit 2: Custom Photo Filters (Exploring Images)
Unit 3: Computer-Assisted Physical Therapy (Analyzing Video)
Unit 4: Mechatronic Assistive Devices (Building and Coding)
Unit 5: Camera-Controlled Wheelchair (System Design)
Unit 6: Water Rockets (Model Selection and Performance)
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Benefits to Students
EYW II offers students a unique opportunity to identify and pursue interests in engineering and computing. While EYW I teaches creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and purposeful application of STEM principles in the context of design, EYW II increases technical rigor and improves students’ computational thinking skills. Students who complete this sequence are well-placed to make informed decisions about future coursework in engineering, computer science, robotics, and related fields.