Penn Engineering & Northwestern’s McCormick School:Annual Design Challenge

The University of Pennsylvania’s School of Engineering and Applied Science has partnered with Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and thePenn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) for a 24-hour design challenge to encourage healthier eating. Graduate students in the Integrated Product Design program at Penn Engineering and the Engineering Design and Innovation program at the McCormick School of Engineering will work with HUP professionals to promote healthy eating programs. Each participant will present a mock-up of their idea and receive feedback from hospital employees.

This is the second design challenge hosted by Penn and Northwestern. Last year’s challenge focused on designing child-friendly family centered rounds with pediatric hospitalists from North Shore University Health System. The North Shore University Health System is currently implementing and prototyping the students’ ideas from the challenge.

The Integrated Product Design Master’s Program (IPD) at Penn Engineering merges design, engineering, manufacturing, aesthetics, technology and business to teach students how to create compelling new products and experiences. The McCormick School of Engineering’s Master of Science Program in Engineering Design is a 15-month full-time graduate program that teaches engineers how to address design problems using a human centered approach.

If you would like to learn more about the Penn Engineering’s Integrated Product Design Master’s Program (IPD) please visit our website

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