Projects - Problem Based Learning (PBL)

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Today’s world is more competitive and is always looking for problem solvers, critical thinkers and those individuals with an analytical approach. With this goal in mind, the Life Support and Sustainable Living (LSSL) Program prepares participants to be part of self-directed teams, helps to further develop inter-personal skills and integrates knowledge and skills from various Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

The Life Support and Sustainable Living (LSSL) Program aims at addressing complex real world problems through methods that challenge the student's ability to analyze the issues, practice critical thinking and to find/use appropriate learning resources. Participants are schooled in human behavior analysis, team-building, project planning/management and design tools, like SolidWorks. They are introduced to real world scenarios/issues and are allowed to select a project, based upon their area(s) of interest, on which to work. This involves Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines such as technology, mechanical, electrical, computer, environmental and aeronautical science engineering.

After participants have finished team/project work they assess themselves and their team-mates in order to cultivate skills in self-orion capsuleassessment and the constructive assessment of colleagues.

The Life Support and Sustainable Living (LSSL) Program is dedicated to research and present creativetechnological solutions to environmental, medical and space exploration focused challenges. The LSSL Program encourages the reuse of materials to preserve and enhance life, thus minimizing waste of limited resources. The LSSL Program focuses on mechanical engineering technology with applications in aerospace, aeronautics and bio-mechanics using real-world, industry-driven projects such as the development of a sleep apnea monitor for pre-mature infants, space-suit design modifications, portable natural disaster/emergency room pods and alternative energy initiatives.