Introduction to STEM, Innovation of STEM

(Grades 9-12) 120 minutes daily, no prerequisites

INTRODUCTION TO STEM (STEM 100) Fall Semester. This course provides an introductory investigation into engineering design, industrial design precision machining, and construction through three immersive 5-week lab rotations, each emphasizing team building, defining the STEM Design Process, applying introductory scientific inquiry, technology, Engineering by Design scenarios, and mathematics.  Successful students will apply and execute the STEM Design Process to design, fabricate, and solve a final semester project which requires the application of all three content areas.

Credits: 120 minutes = 1.5 credits (.5 math, 1 elective); 80 minutes = 1 credit

INNOVATION OF STEM (STEM 101) Spring Semester. This course provides an introductory investigation into architecture design, industrial design, welding and construction, through three immersive 5-week lab rotations, each emphasizing team building, innovating the STEM Design Process, applying innovative scientific inquiry, technology, and mathematics, through three different lenses than STEM 100. Successful students will apply, execute, and innovate the STEM Design Process to design, fabricate, and solve a different final semester project that requires the application of all three content areas.

Credits: 120 minutes = 1.5 credits (.5 math, 1 elective); 80 minutes = 1 credit