This course assigns students to teams which work to creatively solve world problems in science and engineering. Students will discover the full potential of the engineering design process as they learn to build and improve upon current technology. Students will learn the fundamentals of electrical engineering, including: electrical and tool safety, soldering and wiring electronic circuits, testing electronics using digital multimeters and oscilloscopes, circuit analysis using Ohm’s Law, and controlling motors and sensors using microcontrollers. The first major project of the semester will require students to build and test a fully functioning AM/FM Radio. Other projects include using Arduino to control various motors and sensors and an introduction to robotics using the VEX EXP platform. For the last few months of the school year, students will write a proposal, build a working prototype, and present their project in front of an audience.
This course is an innovative course for biology and tech minded students interested in studying
and enhancing applications of living organisms. First, we will investigate how biological systems
operate in order to solve problems involving differential diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. Second, we will discuss the history of how the Food and Drug Administration evaluates
the fabrication of biomaterials, medical devices, and drug delivery systems. Throughout the
school year, students will be required to individually formulate and present their analysis of a
scientific journal article, a task which encourages them to think critically while learning how to
conduct quality research. In addition, students will perform a series of mini-experiments to help
further their understanding of biosensors and control systems. For the capstone project, students
will collaborate with Israeli biotech companies on novel research projects, encouraging the development of effective leadership and communicative skills.
This course is the third year of engineering track. Students will learn the fundamentals of mechanical engineering including: tensile and compressive stress and strain, pressure and how it relates to hydraulic and pneumatic systems, mechanical advantage, machining and manufacturing processes, finite element analysis, and a continuation of 3D modeling and design concepts. Concurrently, students are expected to design and submit their own groundbreaking research projects that may be submitted to science and engineering fairs. Students will use the VEX EXP robotics platform to solve various tasks while learning how hardware interacts with software. Together as a class, students will figure out how to incorporate signal processing, machine learning and computer vision to detect potential or a desired change in a pattern of behavior. Half-year group projects will require students to design and build mechanical systems. Teacher recommendation and administrative approval are required for enrollment.
Robotics commences with a historical timeline followed by group exercises aimed at improving team mettle. In parallel to learning electro-mechanical solutions to industrial and societal challenges, students will work together on their prototypes for the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC). Throughout the year, students will apply their knowledge of machining, computer-aided design, and electro-mechanical systems to compete on the local level and become science and technology leaders. Students will design robots to efficiently complete the tasks provided by FIRST for that season's competition. Each year in FTC, different rules and challenges require uniquely designed robots. Each year in Robotics, students get to experience a fresh set of challenges, as the game rules change from season to season.
Coming in 2024-2025. Stay tuned for details.
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