Praxis III Showcase

Praxis III has gone global!

This year’s Praxis III students worked closely with business student peers from the United States on projects based in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Thailand, Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, Indonesia, Yemen, and Bangladesh.

Faculty, staff, students, alumni, and friends are invited to see what our Praxis III students have been up to.  There are two ways to attend:

Virtual sessions

Tuesday to Friday, April 5 – 8, 2022
various times | Zoom

Attend as many or as few sessions as you like.
Zoom links will be sent to you after registration.

In-person Praxis III Showcase

Monday, April 18, 2022
9 AM to 5 PM EDT | on campus
PLEASE NOTE: Vaccine and mask mandates are in effect on campus.
You will receive instructions and COVID guidelines after registering.

Registration is required for both events!

Attend as much or as little of either event as you like.

Please register by Thursday, April 14.

Exception: Praxis III students and teaching team do not need to register.

At the Praxis III Showcase, student teams present and demonstrate their designs. You’ll learn about their innovative ideas for using engineering to solve challenges for stakeholders around the world.

"Work on a multidisciplinary global, virtual team to clarify a community/stakeholder-identified opportunity (from a non-local context) and proposing a verified and validated design (supported by a context-appropriate high-fidelity prototype system) to resolve the opportunity."

Engineering Science students in Praxis III are presented with the above challenge, and work with global stakeholders and virtual peers—business students from Georgia State University—to accomplish their goals.

The course consists of three phases:

Design Proposal Development (January – February): Students develop a design proposal to respond to their project needs. They skill up using low-fidelity prototyping activities, and by interacting with global stakeholders.

Design Pitch Development (February – April): Students work on fabricating, verifying, and validating their proposed widget design. They prepare a design pitch based on this widget design. Georgia State University peers provide feedback on value proposition, which students respond to as part of the design pitch.

Design Pitch (April): Students pitch their finalized design and the value it provides, and also demo their finalized prototype.

Read about a previous Praxis III Showcase in the U of T Engineering News.

 


Course Contact Information

Philip Asare, Course Instructor
philp.asare@utoronto.ca

Media Contact

Fahad Pinto, Communications & Media Relations Strategist
Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering
416-978-4498 (desk), 416-550-5585 (cell), fahad.pinto@utoronto.ca