We conduct research in the application of rigorous design methodologies to the design of artifacts and environments for people.

The Iron Lion Design Challenge

iron lion design challenge

The Iron Lion Design Challenge is a multidisciplinary design competition sponsored in part by the Open Design Lab and the Center for Research in Design and Innovation at Penn State. Like the popular Food Network program Iron Chef, the Iron Lion Design Challenge requires teamwork, skill, and expeditiousness to succeed. Given only one week, teams of engineering students participating in the Challenge at Penn State’s University Park campus are required to design and build a working prototype of a device dictated by the theme of the event. Details for each annual event are available here: