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Project Lead the Way-Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

 Grades 9-12   unit 1 credit

 Designed for 9th or 10th grade students, the major focus of IED is the design process and its application. Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

 

Project Lead the Way-Principles Of Engineering (POE)

Grades 9-12   unit 1 credit

Prerequisite IED

Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

 
Project Lead the Way-Aerospace Engineering (AE)

Grades 9-12   unit 1 credit

Prerequisite IED & POE

This course propels students’ learning in the fundamentals of atmospheric and space flight. As they explore the physics of flight, students bring the concepts to life by designing an airfoil, propulsion system, and rockets. They learn basic orbital mechanics using industry-standard software. They also explore robot systems through projects such as remotely operated vehicles.