Earlier this year, Siemens held the Sustainability Design Hack at their Realize Live 2023 event to address sustainability challenges and encourage college students to come up with creative and impactful solutions to these challenges. The idea behind this Design Hack was to provide students with real-life experience of sustainability challenges within the industry and give them access to mentors and industry experts to help them along the way.

In this episode, Shannon O'Donnell interviews two individuals who took part in this challenge: Ava Boley, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student with an aerospace concentration at Michigan State University, and Ricardo Ramirez, a recent electromechanical engineering graduate from Seneca College.

They will share with us how the Siemens Sustainability Design Hack tested their problem-solving skills and creativity and offered a unique opportunity to collaborate with industry experts and peers. Through their participation, Ava and Ricardo also share how they have gained practical insights into the complexities of engineering design, particularly in sustainability and the automotive sector. 

In This Episode, You Will Learn:

Engineering education and problem-solving in the real world (01:54)

Sustainability in engineering design (06:44)

Collaborations with experts from Siemens and NX (18:25)

Industry connections and mentorship at the  Siemens Sustainability Design Hack (21:12)

Ava and Ricardo’s Sustainability Design Hack experience and their advice for students (31:27)

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