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What is the Cori Design Process?

What is the Cori Design Process?

The CORI Design Process (CDP) provides our learners the experience of what engineers, architects, scientists, and makers do everyday. We thrive on structuring design challenges and projects that intentionally nurture skills (i.e. critical thinking) needed now and in the future. Similarly to the engineering design process and design thinking model, the CDP allows learners to imagine, explore and create with our tools and materials. The Cori Design Process is the basis for all our lesson plans and project builds.  The CDP begins with what drives your INTEREST for a particular project? The best indicator of interest is the energy and effort put into...

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Wind Turbine Project

UCSD COSMOS Summer Program

The Cori Team had the pleasure to design a custom Cori experience for the UCSD COSMOS program this past summer. We collaborated with Dr. Lelli Van Den Einde, teaching professor with the department of Structural Engineering at UC San Diego and her team. The program engaged high school students in structural engineering hands-on experiences and we supported lab projects that had students design/build a tensegrity table, balance scale, moment frames and much more.  The final project focused on designing a wind turbine tower that combined civil and aero structure concepts learned in the class. The 3 main goals of the...

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