LEAP into the Future of Engineering Program

LEAP LIFE is a 2-week program designed to provide first-year LEAP Students with general hands-on engineering methods, skills and techniques as well as discipline-specific ones. By the end of the program, LIFE participants will be ready for more sophisticated courses and projects involving engineering design and analysis, including those leading to corporate internships.

Hands-on

LEAP Life will take place in January, between the Fall and Spring semesters and will leverage state-of-the-art engineering facilities, including the  Engineering Product Innovation Center (EPIC), the Bioengineering Technology & Entrepreneurship Center (BTEC), and the Computational Electronics Lab.

LEAP LIFE Course Agenda

Jumpstart Fundamental Skills

Students will spend 6 of the 9 class days learning common engineering skills, including:

  • Basic principles of (CAD) via 12-hour on-line course prior to Day 1 of hands-on curriculum.
    • All students must complete, in advance, a 12-hour on-line Computer Aided Design (CAD) course run by PTC, Inc. which includes self-paced tutorials and on-line office hours.
  • Mechanical engineering drawings and 3D Printing
  • Circuits wiring
  • Basic circuits laws
  • Power supplies & Digital Multimeters
  • Microcontrollers: Arduino (sensing and actuation)
  • Reverse engineering

 

Engineering Skills by discipline

LEAP LIFE students will break out to learn discipline-specific skills

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Approach

First-year LEAP students will be invited to register in early October. Up to 30 students will be accepted.

Hands-on components between Jan 2 - Jan 12 will be run by BU ENG Instructors and Graduate Teaching Assistants.

All students will be asked to complete in advance a 12-hour on-line Computer Aided Design (CAD) course run by PTC, Inc. which includes self-paced tutorials and on-line office hours.