Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Cluster

    Teacher:  Teresa Burden

  • Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Courses

    • Introduction to Engineering Design(IED)
      Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

    • Principles of Engineering (POE)
      Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering using C+ and VEX robots. Topics will include mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students will develop skills in problem solving, research and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation. 

    • Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM)
      Manufactured items are part of everyday life, yet most students have not been introduced to the high-tech, innovative nature of modern manufacturing. This course illuminates the opportunities related to understanding manufacturing. At the same time, it teaches students about manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation. Students can earn a virtual manufacturing badge recognized by the National Manufacturing Badge system. Prerequisites are Introduction to Engineering and  Principles  of Engineering 

    • Capstone Course - Engineering Design and Development (EDD)
      The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career. Prerequisites are IED, POE, & CIM