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INCOSE North Star Chapter Meeting William Waite WHS and Project Lead The Way Engineering Curriculum Overview.

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1 INCOSE North Star Chapter Meeting William Waite WHS and Project Lead The Way Engineering Curriculum Overview

2 Engineering Courses at WHS Engineering Concepts (1 Term) Principles of Engineering (2 Terms) Introduction to Engineering Design (2 Terms) Civil Engineering and Architecture (2 Terms)

3 Class Objectives Understand and implement the engineering problem solving process Develop and test prototypes Communicate technically and efficiently with peers Use math, science, and technology to solve engineering problems Improve engineering career awareness Develop solid models using computer software

4 Principles of Engineering Units Unit 1 Definition and Types of Engineering Unit 2 Engineering Communication and Documentation Unit 3 Engineering Design Process Unit 4 Engineering Systems Unit 5 Statics Unit 6 Strength of Materials Unit 7 Engineering for Reliability Unit 8 Kinematics

5 Project Lead The Way National organization developed to increase participation in engineering experiences at the middle and high school levels. Standards-based curriculum to increase student readiness at the University level. Curriculum developed by middle and high school technology teachers, university professors, and engineers.

6 Project Lead The Way Continued Wayzata implemented PLTW in fall of Students can earn university credits (up to 3) if 85% for course and 70% on the final exam are achieved. 72% of students earned University credit last semester in Principles of Engineering 70% of students earned University credit last semester in Civil Engineering

7 Increased Enrollment Engineering Course Enrollment at WHS

8 Engineering University Attendance


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