Intro to Engineering Design-P (IED)
College prep, grades 9-12, year-long class
Prerequisite: Completion of Math C or equivalent.
The first course in the Engineering sequence, IED is designed for 9th or 10th grade students. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards and technical documentation. Students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems and learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community. Strong spatial visualization and basic geometry skills will be beneficial.
Principles of Engineering-P (POE)
College prep, grades 10-12, year-long class
Prerequisite: Completion of Math 1 or equivalent
The second course in the Engineering sequence, POE is designed for 10th or 11th grade students. This survey course exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. Students develop problem-solving skills, and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions. Students will work extensively with VEX Robotics kits and learn to program with RobotC. Strong math skills will be beneficial.
College prep, grades 11-12, year-long class
Prerequisite: C or better in biology will be required with passing IED recommended but not required.
The major focus of this course is to expose students to the diverse fields of biotechnology including biomedical engineering, bimolecular genetics, bioprocess engineering, and agricultural and environmental engineering. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems related to biomechanics, cardiovascular engineering, genetic engineering, agricultural biotechnology, tissue engineering, biomedical devices, human interface, bioprocesses, forensics, and bioethics. Students in this course apply biological and engineering concepts to design materials and processes that directly measure, repair, improve, and extend living systems. The BE course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students.