The Engineering IDEAs Clinic

Bringing Real World Into the Classroom

The Engineering IDEAs Clinic™ supplements a traditional engineering curriculum with open-ended activities designed to spark student self-learning and exploration.

Through Ideas Clinic activities, students will learn good engineering practices by experimenting with real-world engineering problems; they will gain an appreciation for the connections between courses in their curriculum; they will apply their analysis skills to complex, open-ended problems; and they will exercise their creativity, judgement and problem solving skills while acquiring soft skills such as communication and teamwork. Most importantly, the activities will provide students with a breadth of hands-on experiences in an enjoyable and safe environment.

  1. Jan. 15, 2019Keysight KitchenKeysight Kitchen contents, winter 2019

    Are you working on a capstone project, a student team, or a project of your own and are having trouble debugging the electronics?

  2. Jan. 15, 2019Girl Guides Earn Engineering Badges in the Ideas ClinicFour girl guides building a zombie capturing device.  photo courtesy of Peter Lee, Waterloo Region Record

    Over the weekend, 300 Girl Guides from four cities met in the Engineering Ideas Clinic in E7 to earn their Engineering badges.  Run by the folks in Engineering Outreach, this sort of hands-on learning is exactly what the Ideas Clinic was built for.  Great job everyone!

    Make sure you check out the full article from The Record: Girl Guides gather at UW to meet challenge, earn engineering badge.

  3. Nov. 12, 2018Ideas Clinic and Engineering 7 featured in Waterloo Engineering Alumni EletterStudents working on furniture designs

    Waterloo Engineering Alumni E-Letter Feature 

    The November issue of the Waterloo Engineering Alumni E-Letter (eWEAL) had two features on Engineering Ideas Clinic and the exciting hands-on activities we are bringing to our students.  The articles on Architectural Engineering and their implementation of Engineering Design Days, and on

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