Creative Inquiry Teams
What is creative inquiry?
Creative inquiry is the Carl R. Ice College of Engineering’s highly successful blend of undergraduate research and practice. Students work on teams to find innovative solutions to problems with challenging technical, economic and social components. Each year, hundreds of students participate on nearly 20 creative inquiry teams to compete in regional, national and international events on topics ranging from wind power to unmanned aircraft.
"These competitions are trial by fire, where our students must match wits and skill against their peers from across the country and world. These are situations where we really see how much students have learned in their courses and how far they are willing to go to turn their ideas into a real system. I am constantly amazed by the success of our students, and feel confident we are providing a great training environment for world-class engineers and scientists." -Darren Dawson, dean
What is Launch Magazine?
Launch documents the accomplishments of our creative inquiry teams in solving extreme technical challenges.