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DESIGN & ENGINEERING ACADEMY

Technology Class
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Utilizing the Engineering Design process, students will utilize tools to create projects and applications. 

This academy aims to teach students transferable practical engineering skills: along with a framework for innovation. Projects may include interactive technology, complex machines, and stunning installations. 
 

Opportunities for students include: 

  • Participating in the First Lego Team Robotics League 

  • Field experiences at the Genovesi Environmental Study Center & DNA Learning Center

  • Supporting the school’s social media accounts, creating, videotaping, and broadcasting school-wide events along with  maintaining  the school’s garden

  • Meeting established professionals in this field 

 

Example of a class includes: 

 

  • Exploration of Artificial Intelligence: Throughout this course, students will learn the basics of Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Chatbots. They will train and program their virtual character using Scratch and Machine Learning for Kids. Students will explore text, voice, and image recognition as they craft realistic AI chatbots. 

At the end of the three years, Design & Engineering students will be able to: 

  • utilize the Engineering Design process

  • create new devices and gadgets 

  • use technological devices such as  computers, scanners, cameras, and 3D printers 

  • work collaboratively with others 

  • create a sound action plan 

  • present a strong argument supported by a rationale 

Possible careers: Engineer, Web designer, Computer Scientist, Designer, Educator...

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