From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. PLTW Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
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The aerospace engineering program is available at the JATC for students who desire to continue their engineering pathway. This program consists of four courses: Aerospace Engineering (AE) and UAS: Design, Build, and Maintain (UAS) are first semester. The AE course will have the students explore the physics of flight and bring what they’re learning to life through hands-on projects like designing a glider and creating a program for an autonomous space rover. The UAS course will cover the basics of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) design and have the students design and develop UASs for specific scenarios.
Students will be involved in hands-on projects. Activities will be team oriented and attention to detail will be emphasized. Documentation and calculations will be an important part of the advanced engineering classes.
Second year programs are open to 11th and 12th grades and have a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0.
- Most projects are team oriented; students are expected to be willing to work with other students in the class to achieve the project goal.
- The students will be doing engineering calculations and should come to the program with a good understanding of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry.
- Documenting work and recording the design process is a very important part of engineering and will be an important part of the classes. Students will be expected to write as well as give several presentations to the class.