Beginning Engineering, Science and Technology (BEST) -- Engineering Design Process

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NASA's BEST -- The Engineering Design Process

The engineering design process is a series of steps that engineers use to guide them as they solve problems. Engineers must ask a question, imagine a solution, plan a design, create that model, experiment and test that model, then take time to improve the original -- all steps that are crucial to mission success at NASA.

This video series, hosted by Don Higdon, will guide you through the steps in the engineering design process and help introduce students to the methods engineers use to approach and solve a design problem.

Engineering Design Process Video Series

NASA's BEST -- Introduction   Watch or Download
NASA's BEST -- Ask   Watch or Download
NASA's BEST -- Imagine   Watch or Download
NASA's BEST -- Plan   Watch or Download
NASA's BEST -- Create   Watch or Download
NASA's BEST -- Experiment   Watch or Download
NASA's BEST -- Improve   Watch or Download


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Page Last Updated: August 5th, 2016
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