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Dublin High School Engineering Academy Set to Expand in 2011-12

March 11, 2011

DHS Teachers Eugene Chou and Tom Calvert

Dublin High School’s Engineering Academy opened  in 2010 with Project Lead the Way’s Principles of Engineering course thanks in part to $80,000 in donations from local businesses and charitable organizations. The program is set to expand in 2011-12 with the addition of Project Lead the Way’s Introduction to Engineering Design course. The Dublin High Engineering Academy curriculum is complemented by the existing Computer Programming 1 course and longer term plans call for the addition of Project Lead the Way’s Digital Electronics course. A Dublin High Engineering Academy Advisory Council has been formed to guide the effort, and is made up of industry, parent, school and District representatives. Dublin High School is currently the only school in the Tri-Valley offering a Project Lead the Way curriculum.

OneDublin.org recently met with Engineering Academy teachers Eugene Chou and Tom Calvert (who both hold degrees in engineering) for a tour of the Engineering Academy lab and live demonstration of projects students can expect to complete in the Principles of Engineering course. The Engineering Academy Lab includes new CAD workstations, fischertechnik ROBO Pro model kits and a structural stress analyzer, to support a hands on project-centric curriculum. A summary description of the Engineering Academy courses for 2011-12 is available here.

Below is a photo tour of what students interest science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects can expect in the Principles of Engineering classroom:

West Point Bridge Designer Workstation

Engineering Academy Student Projects

Engineering Academy CAD Workstations

Engineering Academy Structural Stress Analyzer

Engineering Academy fischertechnik Kits

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