engineering

As a result of the rapid expansion of scientific knowledge during the second half of the twentieth century and the concurrent advances in a wide array of new technologies, there is an ever-increasing demand for skilled professionals in the engineering and technological fields. In these classes, students are given the opportunity to learn about career opportunities in engineering and to develop the skills needed to successfully pursue engineering at the college level.

The STEM Department’s mission is to prepare students to live meaningful lives as productive and scientifically literate citizens who are prepared to meet the expectations in college and careers by becoming critical thinkers, collaborators, communicators, problem-solvers, and innovators while demonstrating self-direction and resourcefulness.

 

 

Curriculum


Introduction to Engineering Design
  • The Role of the Engineer
  • The Design Process
  • Technical Sketching and Drawing
  • Measurement and Statistics
  • Geometric Shapes and Solids
  • Dimensions and Tolerances
  • 3D Modeling Skills
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Structural Analysis
  • Product Improvement
  • Design Teams
Principles of Engineering

Resources

Teach Engineering – Standards-aligned engineering lessons and hands-on activities for use in science, engineering, and math classrooms

CIESE Engineering Projects – K-12 projects and lessond from the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education (Stevens Institute of Technology)

Student Innovation and Engineering Camp Manual (2011) — Funded through an NSF Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Mentoring, CIESE developed this summer camp manual to guide other organizations in their efforts to introduce middle school students to the Engineering Design Process and iterative design, using a hands-on approach to identifying problems and developing innovative solutions.

Engineering Go for It – Lessons, activities and more from the American Society for Engineering Education

PBS Design Squad – Lot of free lessons and projects

The National Science Digital Library – The NSDL is the nation’s online library for education and research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)

 

CONTACTS

Sandra Inga, Ph.D. STEM Director 860-695-8733 IngaS001@hartfordschools.org