MAGNET Engineer leads sustainability class at Kent State University
MAGNET’s Product Development Manager, Aaron Marshall, has been instructing a graduate level class that runs this semester at Kent State University, located in Kent, Ohio. The goal of the class is to teach students how to come up with ways to make products more sustainable, while using a program called Sustainable Minds.
“Sustainable Minds is a software that allows you to create a baseline of your products,” Marshall says. “It helps the students analyze how sustainable products are.”
This Life Cycle Design II class allows the students to think critically in order for them to come up with unique ideas to improve, redesign and modify components in order to make a product achieve certain standards.
“I’m teaching them how to think differently and how to evaluate a product from the sustainable design standpoint,” says Marshall.
Their final project of the semester will require the students to come up with corporate sustainability goals and then redesign a product to achieve those goals.
Find out more about the MAGNET Product Design & Development group at www.magnetpdd.org
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