Think a college class in cooking barbecue sounds like an easy A? At a university as prestigious as Harvard, think again.
The Ivy League institution offers a course for undergraduate juniors called Engineering Problem Solving and Design where students must tackle a real design problem for a real client. This semester, professor Kit Parker, who teaches the class, partnered with Williams-Sonoma in a quest to have his students construct the ultimate smoker.
By applying advanced science and engineering, Parker believed his class could come up with a smoker that would be able to produce a perfect brisket every time.