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Denise Toole
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The Introduction to Engineering Design course was first offered in 2018-2019 as an introductory course to the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering Program and was open to CHS students in grades 9-12. PLTW Engineering is intended for students who are interested in design and engineering. The major focus of this course is to introduce students to design processes, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering standards, and technical documentation.

Students will learn and use the design thinking process, technical sketching, 3D computer modeling, precision measuring, math, and reverse engineering in order to identify and design solutions to a variety of real world problems.

3D Computer Modeling

This course will benefit students who plan to major in engineering in college as well as those students who are enrolled in 3-hour block technical programs and plan to go directly to work in the fields of manufacturing and engineering.

The PLTW Principles of Engineering class is the second engineering course offered. This course includes simple and compound machines, circuits, and different energy sources in the Energy and Power unit. The Control Systems unit includes sensors, hydraulics, and pneumatics. These units use the Vex robots to build examples and student designs.

Student Drawing

The Materials and Structures unit includes statics with vector and truss calculations and modeling, material properties, and material testing including hands-on experiments. The final unit, Statistics and Kinematics, rounds out the course to give students skills with data and motion. All units include a professional piece and a project at the end of the course to put together the skills learned in each unit.

Student Poster - Click image to see PDF.

The Grand River Technical School adheres to a policy of non-discrimination on the basis of age, color, creed, handicap, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, or sex in admissions, educational programs, activities, financial aid, and employment.

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Chillicothe R-II School District

The Chillicothe R-II School District complies with all federal and state laws prohibiting discrimination, including Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1974 and the American Disabilities Act (ADA). It is the policy of the school district that no person, on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or handicap, shall be discriminated against in employment, educational programs and activities or admissions. Inquiries or complaints concerning the Chillicothe R-II School Districtís compliance with the regulations implementing Title II, Title VI, Title IX, Section 504 or the American Disabilities Act (ADA) may be directed to: Superintendent Office, Chillicothe R-II School District, P.O. Box 530, Chillicothe, Missouri, 64601. (660-646-4566).

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