Undergraduate Bulletin

Fall 2023

EAS: Engineering and Applied Science

EAS 101: Engineering and Applied Sciences

A course intended to integrate first-semester Stony Brook freshmen into the university community and particularly into the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Special emphasis is placed on basic computing skills, internet access, and the programs, laboratories, and library of the college.

1-3 credits, S/U grading

EAS 310: Global Design Engineering Innovation

This field course at Turkana Basin would expose students to apply the design thinking and mission-centric Lean LaunchPad methodology for discovering both the technical problems and the customers for the local community at the Turkana Basin. The students will identify such problems in the proper socio-economic and cultural context by deep observation and engagement with the local community by taking an empathy-oriented approach. They will be led to follow the engineering design cycle of need identification, generation of problem statement, product design specifications and criteria to creation, evaluation, and selection of conceptual designs. Examples of the problems could include activities of daily living (ADL), resource generation and conservation, and disability assistance. The multi-disciplinary students working in groups will collaboratively identify and define the problems and propose ethical, socially-responsible, and innovative solutions that maximize the value proposition of the innovation.

Prerequisites: WRT 102 and permission of the instructor or Study Abroad Office

SBC:     GLO, SPK, TECH Partially fulfills: ESI, EXP+

3 credits

EAS 312: Engineering for the Developing World

This class introduces students to the main principles of engineering and discusses the details of providing a standard of living that is adequate for human settlement in developing countries. The discussion will be based on the social, geo-political, and infrastructural elements in Ileret, Kenya. Students will be exposed to a comparison between the resources available in developed countries against those available in rural areas and/or areas of limited resources. More specifically, students will be exposed to the obstacles encountered during the engineering process of developing means for infrastructure, water availability, and other essential components for sustainable human inhabiting. This experience will be enhanced by witnessing firsthand the conditions of the limited-resource environment in Ileret, Kenya.

Corequisites: EAS 310 and permission of the instructor or Study Abroad Office

SBC:     STAS Partially fulfills: ESI, EXP+

3 credits