STEM Academy High School Engineering Program

    This pathway is focused on preparing students for work in the world of engineering. In these courses, students will gain extensive knowledge of the Engineering Design Process. This includes providing students exposure to the different facets of engineering, including study in the areas of architectural, civil, manufacturing, mechanical and aeronautical engineering. 

    Students will demonstrate their knowledge through the use of a plasma cutter and a CNC mill. Additionally, students have access to 3D printers in order to print out specialized parts. To further demonstrate their knowledge of industry-level work, students will have the opportunity to gain industry-level certifications to include SolidWorks.

Engineering Program

STEM Academy High School Engineering Program

  • Principles of Applied Engineering (H8250L):  provides an overview of the various fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and their interrelationships. Students develop engineering communication skills, which include computer graphics, modeling, and presentations, by using a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Upon completing this course, students will have an understanding of the various fields of engineering and will be able to make informed career decisions. Further, students work on a design team to develop a product or system. Students will software applications to prepare and present course assignments.

    Engineering Design and Presentation (H8252L): is a continuation of knowledge and skills learned in Principles of Applied Engineering. Students enrolled in this course demonstrate knowledge and skills of the design process as it applies to engineering fields using multiple software applications and tools necessary to produce and present working drawings, solid model renderings, and prototypes. Students use a variety of computer hardware and software applications to complete assignments and projects. Through implementation of the design process, students will transfer advanced academic skills to component designs. Additionally, students explore career opportunities in engineering, technology, and drafting and what is required to gain and maintain employment in these areas.

    Engineering Design and Problem Solving (H8258L)*:  is a course STEM adopted curriculum developed by a team of University of Texas faculty, NASA engineers, and secondary teachers working with funding from the National Science Foundation, Engineer Your World is an innovative, student-centered curriculum that engages learners in authentic engineering experiences and inspires them to embrace an engineer’s habits of mind. Collaborative, student-directed projects build resilient problem-solving skills and empower students to think like engineers, to adopt engineering processes, and to pursue engineering disciplines for the betterment of our world. (*this course counts as a science credit)

    Practicum in STEM (H8260L): This practicum in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics is designed to give students supervised practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences can occur in a variety of locations appropriate to the nature and level of experience. Students will receive hands-on experience through internships.