P10041: TEAK Sound and Music


Project Summary Project Information

The WE @ RIT (Women in Engineering) Organization maintains and supports the TEAK (Traveling Engineering Activity Kits) Program. Traveling Engineering Activity Kits are designed and developed by RIT students to utilize creative and interactive tools to teach and expose students in the surrounding Rochester community about engineering concepts and fundamentals. The focus and objective of this TEAK Program is the Development of four engineering activity kits that will allow students to utilize creative learning tools to learn and discuss engineering topics related to sound and music. In addition to this, each kit will contain a detailed lesson plan pertaining to that individual TEAK Kits' focus. Lessons plans will offer teachers in the surrounding Rochester community the ability to instruct and teach their students the concepts of each TEAK kit without an Engineer being present. As these kits will be used by many students in the surrounding communities around R.I.T, it will be important for these kits to be safe, portable, and durable.

Support for the TEAK-Sound and Music Project is provided by the National Science Foundation's Course, Curriculum, and Laboratory Improvement (CCLI) program under Award No. 0737462. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

Project Name
TEAK: Sound and Music
Project Number
Biomedical Systems and Technologies
Start Term
20092 - Winter Quarter
End Term
20093 - Spring Quarter
Faculty Guide
Dr. Elizabeth DeBartolo (ME)
Teaching Assistant
Sanjay Palit
Primary Customer
RIT - WE at RIT and the TEAK project

Team Members

Bryan Lozano - Electrical Engineering

Sheryl Gillow - Mechanical Engineering

Heather Godlewski - Mechanical Engineering


Team Documents

Planning Concept Level Design System Level Design Kits

Project Summary

Team Norms and Values

Project Plan

Staffing Requirements

Intellectual Property Considerations

Work Breakdown

Required Resources

Risk Management

Customer Needs

Engineering Specifications

Activity Ideation

Concept Screening Matrix

Concept Selection Matrix

Test Product Concept(s)

Concept Design Review Documents (SD I)

Detailed Design Review Documents (SD I)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD I)

Technical Conference Publication (SD II)

Poster (SD II)

Managerial Design Review Presentation (SD II)

Photo Gallery

Electronic Keyboard Kit

Xylophone Kit

Hearing Aid Kit

Electric Guitar Kit

Team Resources

MST NYS Learning Standards for 6th Grade

Idea Evaluation Criteria

Schedule and Contact Info


Useful Information

OSHA Lifting Standards


National Science Foundation

Women in Engineering @ RIT

The TEAK Project