Engineering, Design and Creativity in the Built World (EG103)
The pyramids and Gothic cathedrals as well as transportation, communication, and sanitation systems are just some examples of our engineered world. Students explore what makes engineering unique from the sciences—the elements of design and creative problem solving.
Emphasis is given to the historical and social contents of engineering design and its impact on our society. Students also explore the connections engineering has to visual thinking—graphic and industrial design.
Dr. Suzanne Keilson is a native New Yorker and earned her doctorate in Applied Physics from Columbia University. She has studied and worked across a variety of STEM disciplines. She worked at Perkin-Elmer Corporation as a contamination control engineer on the Hubble Space Telescope. Her research for her master’s degree was in materials science (on point defects in irradiated quartz crystal). For her PhD she studied the motion of hair cells in the inner ear. Her post-doctoral studies in the signal processing of speech by the auditory system brought her to Baltimore. She has worked at Loyola for two decades and been involved in first year programs for much of that time as a teacher and advisor. She has also engaged in STEM outreach activities in the K-12 community. This course is her passion and allows her to bring together many different disciplines to answer the question; what makes Engineering unique?
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Jay Ayd has lived in Baltimore for over 45 years, where he’s raised his six children, who range in age from 11 to 20 years old. Jay started at Loyola University Maryland in September 2008 as the Manager of Printing & Mail Services, and is now the Assistant Director Campus Services. Jay earned his B.S. in Business Administration from University of Baltimore and his MBA from Loyola. Before coming to Loyola, Jay worked was a general manager for Ayd Transport, and Home Depot.
A native of Baltimore, Dave Opitz has been a Sr. Security Analyst for Technology Services at Loyola for 14 years, after working in the federal government for 13 years. Dave has a BS in Math from the University of Notre Dame and a MS in Computer Science from the University of Texas. Dave enjoys watching sports, playing strategy games, reading comics, and participating in the Encounter El Salvador program with Loyola’s Center for Community Service and Justice (CCSJ).