This course provides the opportunity for students to gain experience in technical sketching, Computer Aided Design, and Solid Modeling Design while learning to develop solutions to realworld problems. Students will learn to use 3D printers, laser engravers, cnc machines as well as other traditional tools and machines to develop solutions to assigned open-ended problems. They will learn to interpret and develop detailed drawings and apply the engineering design process. Students will work individually and in teams during the course to develop solutions to student and teacher generated design problems. Careers related to engineering will be explored and discussed.
This course is intended for students who have an interest in pursuing engineering or related fields in college. The major focus of this class will be using the Engineering Design Process to design, build, test, and analyze solutions to engineering problems. These problems will be realworld problems generated by the students. Students will use the skills they developed in the Introduction to Engineering course to find solutions as well as communicate the solutions through detailed drawings and models.
I am a 2011 Cum Laude graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors degree in Technology Education. Before I came to USC, I taught Engineering, Engine Service, and Manufacturing at North Allegheny Intermediate High School. I have been teaching at Upper St. Clair High School for 4 years.