Dan Godrick brings a wealth of engineering and professional experience . His professional experience includes two years as a strategic business consultant, two years as a project manager, and over 13 years as a mechanical engineering consultant in private practice specializing in accident reconstruction and vehicle dynamics. Prior to becoming an instructor in e+, Dan was a Product Design and Instrumentation Engineer with the Integrated Teaching and Learning Program (ITLP) at CU.
GEEN 1400 - Engineering Projects
Fall 2018 / Fall 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021 / Spring 2022
First-year students solve real engineering design problems in interdisciplinary teams. Design projects vary by section. Curriculum focuses on iterative design process, teamwork and team dynamics, supporting design with testing and analysis, and technical writing. Completed projects are exhibited at an end-of-semester design expo. Students responsible for contributing towards their design project budget and poster costs, and purchasing safety glasses (approximately $75).
GEEN 2010 - Engineering Tools and Analysis
Taught by engineering faculty, this course utilizes active learning pedagogies to connect math content to engineering problems (across multiple disciplines) by using real engineering tools. Students are introduced to circuits, multimeters, oscilloscopes, sensors and more. They learn to program in MATLAB (no previous programming experience necessary). Students work collaboratively with other students to collect and analyze experimental data. There is one lecture, one mixed lecture/hands-on problem session, and one lab period each week.
GEEN 2851 - Statics for Engineers
Fall 2020 / Fall 2021 / Fall 2022
Examines vector treatment of force systems and their resultants; equilibrium of frames and machines, including internal forces and three-dimensional configurations; static friction; properties of surfaces, including first and second moments; hydrostatics; and minimum potential energy and stability. Degree credit not granted for this course and CVEN 2121 and MCEN 2023.
GEEN 3400 - Invention and Innovation
Fall 2021 / Spring 2022 / Spring 2023
Introduction to business development and product innovation with a hands-on approach. Students explore the invention process, hone their engineering design skills, and explore the initial stages of entrepreneurship (patenting, intellectual property, marketing research, and raising capital). Student teams design, create, and test a commercial product, and exhibit at an end-of-semester design expo.
GEEN 3830 - Special Topics
Fall 2019 / Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021
Explores topics of interest in engineering. Content varies by instructor and semester.