Introduction to STEM, Innovation of STEM

STEM 100 INTRODUCTION TO STEM
(Grades 9-12) 120 minutes daily, fall semester

This course provides an introductory investigation into Engineering Design, Sustainable Green Building, and Industrial Design Precision Machining, 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. STEM 100 provides students a stimulating and rewarding scientific and technology experience. A focused assortment of technology and computer programs are used to investigate fast-paced units of study, including: 2D AutoCAD Orthographic Projections, 3D AutoCAD Mechanical and Prototyping, Sustainable Construction Techniques, Hand and Power Tools, Precision Measurement, and Precision Lathe and Mill Machining. 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: 1.5 (.5 math, 1 elective)

STEM 101 INNOVATION OF STEM
(Grades 9-12) 120 minutes daily, spring semester

This course provides an introductory investigation into Architecture Design, Renewable Energy, and Industrial Design/Welding, 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. STEM 101 provides students a stimulating and rewarding scientific and technology experience. A focused assortment of technology and computer programs are used to investigate fast-paced units of study, including: 2D AutoCAD Residential Building Projections, 3D AutoCAD Architecture and Modeling, Renewable Energy, and Welding. 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: 1.5 (.5 math, 1 elective)