Engineering Program

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Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is the leading provider of rigorous and innovative Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education curricular programs used in middle and high schools across the U.S.

IED WorkThe first course you should take is Introduction to Engineering Design (IED).This course is written for 9th or 10th grade students and applies select principles and concepts learned in geometry and physical science classes. IED satisfies the basic technology education requirement for graduation. 

Principles of Engineering is the second course you should take if you are interested in science, technology, and engineering. Designed for 10th or 11th grade students, this survey course exposes students to major concepts they’ll encounter in a post-secondary engineering course of study. Topics include mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges, document their work and communicate solutions.

The next three courses are:

  • Digital Electronics can be taken concurrently with POE or after POE.
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture can be taken concurrently with POE or after POE.
  • Engineering Design and Development is the capstone course taken senior year.


Engineers Without Borders
Mr. Lees also runs the Engineers Without Borders club for students who want to explore real world design challenges in a fun and collaborative environment. In the past students have connected with the EWB program at the University of Maryland and worked on solving global challenges that impact human life. Students are currently exploring design challenges and competitions and designing and building solutions to different problems.

Need more information?

Contact Brendan Lees, Project Lead the Way Engineering Program Coordinator.

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