ENGR101 University of Washington Team Dynamic & Leadership Reflection Essay

Reflect up on your two course projects. Discuss your experiences as a team member, your team dynamic, and team leadership style(s). Did you experience any conflicts, and if so how were they handled? Do you see differences or improvements in team dynamic between project 1 and 2? How can you use what you learned in the modules, in your assigned readings, and from the TED Talks to improve your contributions as a team member on future projects? Why is teamwork important in engineering in general?

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The two projects are

1- Use of Conserved Rainwater to Propel a Vehicle

ENGR 101 – Summer 2019

Green energy is being used more each day. Wind turbines, wave turbines, hydroelectric dams, geothermal heating/cooling, biofuels, and solar panels are all being constantly improved to be more efficient and environmentally friendly. Roughly 7% of the world’s energy is currently generated from these sources. However, there is another source of energy that has not been tapped – rain. The potential energy of 1 inch of rain fall on the average single-story house, if captured at the roof height provides approximately 120 kJ of energy, and even more if the rain can be captured in motion. Devices to convert and store this energy could be created, utilizing an untapped and readily available energy source. In addition, the water itself could be stored for a variety of everyday uses.

Your challenge is to design a scaled, proof-of-concept prototype for rain energy conversion. Your prototype device will propel a model vehicle as far as possible in a straight line by converting the potential energy of one-half liter of water at a height of 60 cm. All water must be contained within the device and a penalty will be assessed for any water spilled. At the competition, ½ liter of water will be provided by FEP Staff for final testing. The competition will be held during class time, but at a location to be determined. Note: the location may have a tile floor, carpeted floor, or even be outside.

2-Option 2: Energy Utilization

Between 20% and 30% of the total energy consumed by an average U.S. household is used to heat water. Fossil Fuels constitute the majority of the energy consumed by households in the U.S., therefore heating water with an alternative energy source, will reduce fossil fuel demand.

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

Design, build, and test a solar water heater

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i will attach the video summaries in case you want to reflect on them

your task is to Reflect up on your two course projects. Discuss your experiences as a team member, your team dynamic, and team leadership style(s). Did you experience any conflicts, and if so how were they handled? Do you see differences or improvements in team dynamic between project 1 and 2? How can you use what you learned in the modules, in your assigned readings, and from the TED Talks to improve your contributions as a team member on future projects? Why is teamwork important in engineering in general?