My capstone project involved collecting student art, putting together a show for the Olin community, and then writing a reflection and how-to guide for students interested in setting up an exhibit in the future. In the first part of the semester, I sent out an email to the student body, and received a number of submissions, which I then reduced to a reasonable number for a show. The show was hung in the third floor of the academic center for two weeks, and feedback from observers and artists alike was collected. The show explored how engineers view and make art, and how that relates to their everyday work.
The purpose of my AHS/E! hybrid capstone project was to create educational materials for practicing engineers that would increase their consideration of the social, environmental, and sustainability implications of their work. To make the materials effective, I chose to frame my content from the worldview of the audience (practicing engineers) rather than from my own worldview. The result is a 60‐minute workshop along with pre- and post-workshop activities on the topic of “Strategic Engineering”—arguing that being socially, environmentally, and sustainably responsible is a desirable business strategy