Elon University engineering students model real-world problems like tagging sharks, collecting trash
Students from five sections of Elon University’s Grand Challenges I engineering course launched underwater remote-operated vehicles as part of their final project. This course is one of two required for the engineering degree, all of which integrate the National Academy of Engineering’s 14 Grand Challenges in Engineering. This final project exemplifies the 14th: to engineer the tools of scientific discovery. Will Pluer, professor of engineering, said the project revolves around using a design-focused approach to the scientific method.