First-Year Engineering Design Challenge

The First-Year Engineering Design Challenge is an annual event to bring together all first-year engineering students at Tufts University into a common engineering experience.  A “one-afternoon” activity, the concept is to have first-year students participate in a small-group collaborative design challenge.

Select the class below for more information about that class’s First-Year Engineering Design Challenge:

Class of 2027

Previous Years:

Class of 2026
Class of 2025

For more information about the Tufts University First-Year Engineering Design Challenge, please contact the SoE First-Year Coordinator Ethan Danahy.

What does it look like?!?

Check out this video from the Class of 2025:

Organizational Support:

This event is organized by/with support from:

Tufts University School of Engineering

Nolop Makerspace

Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach

Derby Entrepreneurship Center at Tufts

Tufts School of Engineering First-Year Program