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Innovative Design & Engineering Academy (IDEA)

Innovative Design and Engineering Academy (IDEA) educates students in the principles of Universal Design* so they can create inclusive, accessible products and designs that are relevant to their lives. Using engineering skills and industry standard technology, students create solutions for real world problems. Students collaborate with professional engineers and present to authentic audiences. Striving to build a workforce in STEM careers that includes more underrepresented groups, IDEA students will be prepared to continue education or seek employment in a variety of engineering fields with an appreciation for inclusivity and ethical responsibility.

*Universal Design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for adaptation or specialized design      

3 students building a moveable pulley system