The five units are: Our relationships with teachers, parents, local and national business leaders and university partners allow us to offer a complete experience both for students wishing to pursue a post-secondary degree in a STEM-related field and for those planning to join the workforce after high school.
This distinction allows for greater signal speed and storage capabilities and has revolutionized the world of electronics. The PLTW Engineering programs offer students an array of advantages, from career readiness and hands-on experience to college preparatory—level classes, labs and creative exercises.
Students are required to develop their own independent project using what they learn in class. Using design briefs or abstracts, students create models and documentation to solve problems.
Geometry or concurrent Engineering project lead the way plan and Chemistry or concurrent enrollment is required. However, those not intending to pursue further formal education will benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum.
Successful completion of both semesters of this course will receive science credit. Daily work and participation grades will be based on completion of the Engineering Notebook and Portfolio. While progressing through the engineering design process, students will work closely with experts and will continually hone their organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, their creative and problem solving abilities, and their understanding of the design process.
Aerospace Engineering is the study of the engineering discipline which develops new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and space exploration. E-Lead creates a culture of innovation, excellence and collaboration from its students, meant to extend beyond their years of undergraduate study.
This unit traces how science has affected technology throughout history. Students will build, operate and analyze projects to accomplish a variety of engineering goals by utilizing their experiences in previous engineering, physics and math courses. Digital Fundamentals, Pre-requisites: Also, a real-life engineering problem will be presented to the class and students will form teams to compete in designing a solution with complete engineering documentation.
Through hands-on projects, students explore the science of electricity, the movement of atoms, circuit design, and sensing devices. The primary focus of Digital Electronics is to expose students to the design process of combinational and sequential logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation.
Grades will be calculated on a straight point basis. PLTW students succeed in the classroom and in life.
Students will analyze, design, and build aerospace systems. Applying the principles of physics to various technology systems and manufacturing processes helps students learn how engineers and technicians use science, technology, and math in an engineering problem solving process.
Our programs are designed to appeal to all students, from those already interested in STEM-related fields, to those whose experience in the sciences and math has been less comprehensive or who find themselves uninterested in traditional science and math curricula.
Projects will be based on a scale of 1 to points depending on the assignment or project. Mentoring character and personal growth helps students reach a level of personal and professional achievement that goes beyond traditional instruction.
This unit uses solid modeling a very sophisticated mathematical technique for representing solid objects to introduce students to the design process. You will use state of the art 3-D design software to help you design solutions to different design projects.Engineering - Project Lead the Way PLTW- Summer Gateway Academy The Gateway Academy is a co-ed, week-long summer day camp that provides students with a new awareness of the principles of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in a learning lab environment.
Engineering Design and Development (EDD) (Engineering block program only) - In this capstone course, students work in teams to design and develop an original solution to a valid open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process.
Students perform research to choose, validate, and justify a technical problem.
This is an engineering research course in which students will work in teams to research, design, test and construct a solution to an open-ended engineering problem.
The product development life cycle and design process are used to guide and help the team to reach a solution to the problem.
Home > Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Program PLTW Gateway Program Gateway To Technology's (GTT) cutting-edge program addresses the interest and energy of middle school students, while incorporating national standards in math, science and technology.
Introduction to Engineering Design. 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 3-D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work. This is Plano ISD’s first “Project Lead The Way” course. PLTW is a nationally recognized program that promotes pre-engineering courses at the middle and high school/senior high level.
Students will receive high school credit and high school grade points. This course may not be offered at all campuses.Download