Adrian High School offers a new course that will help students after graduation
Adrian R-III has expanded its high school courses to include Introduction to Engineering. Pathway to Engineering allows students to learn and apply the entire design process. According to Mr. Jim Hogan, AHS Engineering Teacher, he works with the students to formulate an idea, establish criteria, conduct research, create the design, determine the method of production, etc. The students focus on the design process through hands-on projects. They apply engineering standards and document their work in a notebook. Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. Students also keep a portfolio, which can ultimately lead to things such as patents.
The next course level is Principles of Engineering. It will be added to the courses available to students next year. In addition, all Pathway to Engineering classes will count as college credits.
Pictured: AHS engineering students Matthew Smith (left) and Jeremy Dryden (right) demonstrate how they have designed a puzzle cube using Autodesk Inventor software.