"The United States has developed as a global leader, in large part, through the genius and hard work of its scientists, engineers, and innovators. In a world that’s becoming increasingly complex, where success is driven not only by what you know, but by what you can do with what you know, it’s more important than ever for our youth to be equipped with the knowledge and skills to solve tough problems, gather and evaluate evidence, and make sense of information. These are the types of skills that students learn by studying science, technology, engineering, and math—subjects collectively known as STEM.” -ed.gov
STEM 1- Principles of Applied Engineering (formerly Intro. to Engineering Design)
STEM 2- Engineering Design and Presentation
STEM 3- Robotics One
STEM 4- Robotics Two
STEM 4- Engineering Design and Problem Solving
STEM 1 - Principles of Applied Engineering (Intro. to Engineering Design)
This is the introductory course to PLTW (Project Lead the Way) curriculum. Students receive the foundation of the program through this course and are able to use and apply their knowledge to further STEM classes. They will know how to maintain an engineering notebook, complete 2-D and 3-D sketches, create 2-D and 3-D models using Autodesk Inventor computer software, and collaborate with team members on different projects, and present information to others in a professional way.
STEM 2 - Engineering Design and Presentation
Students enrolled in this course will demonstrate knowledge and skills of the process of design as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students will use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in engineering and technology and what is required to gain and maintain employment in these areas.
STEM 3 - Robotics One
In this gateway Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) course, students will learn to engineer performance, with a focus on learning basic robotics concepts. Each team will have an opportunity to compete in a points race against other teams in an effort to earn a place in the national finals. Points are earned through face-to- face competitions (data driven design projects and enterprise) as well as through web-based competitions (including lessons, projects and investigations).
- Robotics Engineering Curriculum Website
- VEX Robotics Website
- Robomatter Website
- ROBOTC Website
- easyC Website
STEM 4 - Robotics Two
In this gateway Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) course, students will learn to engineer performance, with a focus on mechatronics and documentation of the design process. Each team will have an opportunity to compete in a points race against other teams in an effort to earn a place in the national finals. Points are earned through face-to- face competitions (data driven design projects and enterprise) as well as through web-based competitions (including lessons, projects and investigations).
STEM 4 - Engineering Design and Problem Solving
In this capstone course, you will work as part of a team to develop a solution to a technical problem of your choosing. Challenge yourself with one of those “don’t you hate it when...” issues of the world and try to solve it. Or see a need here at TCD, your home high school, or your community and find a way to meet that need. Research, design, test, and construct your solution or recommendations, then present it to industry or community partners. You and your team will use what you’ve already learned to guide you through the process of design and product development. Who knows? You may solve a problem that has stumped others!
The goal of this course is to traverse the patent process.