Robotics and Engineering

Purpose:Top of Page

The purpose of the Robotic and Engineering courses are to develop the skills and knowledge of students in Robotics, Engineering, Science, Mathematics, and Computer Science (STEM - Subjects). The curriculum will help students unlock the power of their imagination by designing and constructing radio-controlled robotic devices that can lift, throw, climb, gather, and expand the boundaries of experimental intelligence. The system gives students a fun, new way to learn STEM subjects. By working together to create robots that perform exciting challenges, they also gain valuable problem-solving and team-building skills.

Standards:Top of Page

National Science Education Standards: Systems-Order and Organization, Evidence-Models and Explanation, Constancy-Change and Measurement, Evolution and Equilibrium, Form and Function,   Science as Inquiry – A, Physical Science – B, Science and Technology – E
 National Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Numbers and Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Measurement, Problem Solving, Reasoning and Proof, Communications, Connections
 International Technology Education Association: The Nature of Technology, Technology and Society, Design, Abilities for a Technological World, The Designed World

Course Description:Top of Page

Robotics and Engineering Technology is built around the fundamental understanding of the systems that make up robots and the development of workplace competencies. The main focus of the class involves solving engineering design problems.   This course meets practical art graduation requirements.

Learning Objectives:Top of Page

  • Identify, formulate solutions for, and solve engineering technology problems using engineering design processes
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and technology to solve robotic engineering technology problems
  • Function on multi-disciplinary teams
  • Communicate effectively using various forms of communications
  • Describe various methods used to manage and schedule projects
  • Participate in and/or conduct design reviews  
  • Collect, analyze and interpret data
  • Create 3D CAD models with SolidWorks software