Engineering & Design

Engineering & Design


During our Engineering and Design workshop, students get the opportunity to develop their own ideas in solid modeling, 3D printing, prototype assembly, and Arduino applications.


Lead Instructor:   Glenn Littledale

Glenn is an innovator in project-based learning. He is that rare instructor who solves differential equations with dispatch or rebuild a farm tractor engine from the main bearings up. The presence of six fully featured Solidworks work stations on campus are a product of his vision. These provide a front end to generate virtual objects ranging from a robotic hand to a set of Sierpinski cubes, from the several 3D printers which are continuously busy under Glenn's auspices.

Engineering Staff:   Robert Chave

Robert's work includes 15 years with NASA's Jet Propulsion Lab where he worked on various Mars rovers, and the Hubble Space Telescope. His current work includes a scanner for the autonomous detection of melanoma as a part of a National Institute of Health funded project. Robert is a Putney School alumnus and enjoys returning to support the same type of projects he undertook as a student. Putney's project based learning was the beginning of his career in technology, through which he developed core skills that he subsequently polished at MIT and Stanford.


The Putney School Summer Programs
Elm Lea Farm, 418 Houghton Brook Road,
Putney, Vermont 05346 USA
802-387-6297 (main), (802) 387-6216 (fax)