The XPrize and Interdisciplinary Engineering

Bob Jones University created the class Eng 350 Global Challenges in the fall of 2021 for the purpose of bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students to work on global problems like climate change. The Fall 2021 class consisted of engineering students, business students and science students. They successfully entered Elon Musk’s XPrize Carbon Removal challenge where they won a $100,000 student award in the measurement and verification tools category. This session discusses our experiences with this class, including the advantages and disadvantages of an interdisciplinary engineering class and the issues it raised related to ABET engineering accreditation.