Origami Engineering (CEE 345 / EGR 345 / STC 345 / MSE 345), taught by Glaucio H. Paulino, acquaints the student with state-of-art concepts and algorithms to design and analyze origami structures. Students learn how to understand, create and transform geometries by folding and unfolding concepts, and thus apply origami to solve engineering and societal problems. In addition, using origami as a tool, we will outreach to some fundamental concepts in differential geometry.

Our popular Origami Engineering Workshop Series designed to promote the new course has allowed students to engage with origami engineering experts and learn how to apply simple folding rules to design and fabricate reconfigurable structures that can be used across different scales and applications including medical devices, robotics, and deployable structures.