The course emphasis is on the process, the function of the end product, and who will use it — putting the course in a valuable real-world context. Students learn important lessons in being adaptable and fluid in how they approach problem-solving.
Lily Parker was one of Thompson’s recent students. Her team worked on the problem of CO2 contributing to unsafe levels of greenhouse gases. To contribute to the solution, after speaking with several knowledgeable stakeholders, the students decided to develop a temperature sensor that will aid in the efficient creation of biochar.