Both physical models and computers can be used in various ways to aid in the engineering design process. Computers are useful for a variety of purposes, such as running simulations to test different ways of solving a problem or to see which one is most efficient or economical. They are also useful in making a persuasive presentation to a client about how a given design will meet his or her needs.
Engineering, Technology, and the Application of Science
Students use science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and an understanding of engineering design to make sense of phenomena and solve problems.
Developing Possible Solutions