Students will learn the engineering design process, engineering calculations, design documentation and presentation, and how to use tools safely and effectively. Students will complete one project from each of the four engineering disciplines, giving students direct experience on which to base a choice of pathways.
Electrical Engineering I/II: Students learn principles of electronics prototyping, circuit design, signal processing, power electronics, and micro controller programming. Projects include power amplifiers, radio transmitters/receivers,induction motors, strobe lights, and applications of digital logic.
The Capstone Course will be largely student-directed, with students working on self-designed, interdisciplinary projects during unstructured class periods or after school. Students will write a
journal article and give a presentation on their completed capstone.
During the second semester of each Level 2 Focus Course, students will prepare a project proposal and begin working on the capstone project. Students will meet one-on-one with an adviser once each cycle and with a small group of peers pursuing similar projects once every 1-2 cycles.