Amos G. Winter
Assistant Professor
Director, Global Engineering and Research (GEAR) Lab
Department of Mechanical Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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MIT class SP.784 Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries (WDDC)
Course creator and lead instructor
Spring 2007 - 2010

Wheelchair Design in Developing Countries is a 9-unite class offered during the spring semester. The class gives students the opportunity to help the 20 million people who need wheelchairs in the developing world by collaborating with local partners and US/European wheelchair specialists to create new technology and business opportunities for developing country wheelchair workshops. Students study issues related to appropriate wheelchair technology and its dissemination through in-class discussions, exercises, roll-plays, and readings. The class hosts a wide range of guest lecturers, including MIT faculty, US wheelchair experts, and wheelchair builders/riders from the developing world.

To learn more about this class, visit the WDDC website. Teachers from other institutions are welcome to use the website and its content for their own classes, provided proper credit is given. A version of the class site is also available through MIT’s Open Courseware.

WDDC
 

St. Paul’s Advanced Studies Program Introduction to Engineering (ASPIE)
Course creator and Master Teacher
Summer 2006, 2007

ASPIE provided a broad introduction to engineering for high school students enrolled in the five-week-long Advanced Studies Program at the St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, a select program for New Hampshire’s top public high school juniors. Students learned about the major fields of engineering through lectures, applied problems, field trips to local engineering companies/institutions, and a term-long project to build an underwater remotely operated vehicle (ROV). The class culminated with an ROV competition, which included events where the students had to maneuver their craft solely by using its onboard video camera.

To learn more about the class, visit the ASPIE website. The website includes a full set of instructions and bill of materials for the ROVs. Teachers from other institutions are welcome to use the website and its content for their own classes, provided proper credit is given.

ASPIE

 
MIT class 2.009 Product Engineering Process
Lab Instructor
Fall 2012


Led two lab sections of students through the product design process, from conceptualization of ideas to the creation of an alpha-level prototype. 
 
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