Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Network and Communications Technology Technology 171 6-12 NICET Level 1 Certified AutoCAD Expert 2002
Mr. Loren McKinney
Welcome! to the 2023-2024 school year. I am a native of Chicago, Illinois and relocated to Texas in 1991. I am an NEISD alumna and I graduated from James Madison High School. This is my seventh year teaching, and my first year at Johnson high school. I am a student-centered instructor and I'm very excited to be working with the amazing Jag family and with your talented child. I have over 20 years of experience in Architecture, Engineering Design and Technology. This is going to be a great year of exploration and growth. I'm very glad we get to come together again for this new school year!
1. Engineering Design and Presentation
Explore the exciting world of Engineering Design and Presentation as you embark on a journey to create innovative solutions to real-world problems. In this dynamic course, you will learn the fundamental principles of engineering design, from concept development to final presentation. Through hands-on projects and collaborative activities, you'll apply engineering concepts, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills to design prototypes and models. Discover the power of effective communication as you learn to articulate and present your designs using a variety of mediums, including digital tools and presentations. Join us to become a confident and skilled engineer capable of bringing your ideas to life and captivating audiences with your compelling presentations.
2. Principles of Applied Engineering
Uncover the foundational principles that drive the world of Applied Engineering in this engaging course. Through a blend of theoretical learning and practical applications, you'll gain insights into the core concepts that underpin various engineering disciplines. Explore topics such as mechanics, thermodynamics, materials science, and electrical systems as you delve into real-world engineering challenges. Collaborate with peers to solve complex problems and develop an understanding of how engineering shapes the world around us. Whether you're considering a career in engineering or simply fascinated by the mechanics of everyday objects, this class will provide you with a solid foundation in the Principles of Applied Engineering.
3. Architectural Design 1
Step into the realm of creativity and aesthetics with Architectural Design 1. In this inspiring course, you'll explore the art of designing spaces that harmonize form and function. Learn to visualize and sketch architectural concepts, and discover the principles of space planning, proportion, and balance. Through hands-on projects, you'll develop the skills to create preliminary architectural drawings and models that breathe life into your ideas. Immerse yourself in the world of architectural history and styles, and understand how design influences the way we experience built environments. Whether you dream of becoming an architect or have a passion for design, this class will ignite your imagination and set you on the path to mastering Architectural Design.
4. Principles of Architecture
Dive into the captivating world of architectural exploration with Principles of Architecture. This course delves into the essential elements that shape architectural design, from spatial relationships to environmental sustainability. Discover how architectural concepts evolve from historical and cultural contexts to modern-day structures. Through immersive lessons and interactive projects, you'll learn about structural integrity, building systems, and the integration of technology into architecture. Explore the role of architecture in shaping urban landscapes and creating functional, aesthetically pleasing spaces. If you're intrigued by the fusion of art, science, and culture, join us to unravel the principles that define the captivating realm of architecture.
Have a great start!
Tuesday Morning 8:15am - 8:45am
Thursday Morning 8:15am - 8:45am
During during lunch period
or after school by appointment only.
1ST PERIOD ENGINEERING DESIGN & PRESENTATION RM E302
2ND PERIOD PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED ENGINEERING RM E302
3RD PERIOD ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN 1 RM E302
4TH PERIOD PRINCIPLES OF APPLIED ENGINEERING RM E302
5TH PERIOD LUNCH
6TH PERIOD CONFERENCE
7TH PERIOD PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE RM E302
8TH PERIOD PRINCIPLES OF ARCHITECTURE RM E302