• Engineering Academy



    Teachers:

    Teachers:

    Ms. Angela Johnson:  Lead Teacher, CIM, CEA and Math

    Mr. Trevor Roberts:  IED, POE, Biology

    Mr. Doug Frew:  AP Computer Science

    Ms. Kimberly Lee - Physics/ Math

    Mr. Owen DeVance - Social science and Economics

    Ms. Jennifer Walden - English

     

    The United States is losing its competitive edge in math and science while the rest of the world soars ahead.  Our knowledge capital, which fuels innovation and economy growth, is at risk.[1] This Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) crisis in America is the reason Pinole Valley High School’s Green Engineering Academy’s exist. Our mission is to afford interested students a rigorous interdisciplinary academic program using “Project lead the Way” courses that provide students with pathways to post-secondary education in the engineering/technical Industry.  The mission is achieved through study trips to technology companies, colleges, engineering companies, industry speakers, and students’ participation in after school clubs like robotics, Science and Rocketry.

    Note: All Engineering courses maybe taken as Honor courses.

     

    The courses offered coupled with math, science and history are:

    Introduction to Engineering Design –IED -https://www.pltw.org/introduction-to-engineering-design-course-outline

    -> Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects.

    Principles of Engineering –POE  -https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-engineering-curriculum#curriculum-2

    ->Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation.

    Engineering Architecture –CEA https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-engineering-curriculum#curriculum-4

    ·>Students learn important aspects of building and site design and development.

    Computer Integrated Manufacturing - CIM https://www.pltw.org/our-programs/pltw-engineering-curriculum#curriculum-5

    ->Students learn what it takes to develop an automated manufacturing facility

     

    [1]  The stem crisis -https://www.nms.org/AboutNMSI/TheSTEMCrisis.aspx