Engineering Plans
    Name: Charles Richardson   
    Classes:Engineering Technology

    I have a B.S. from the University of Utah  
    GO UTES !! and a Masters from John Hopkins in Secondary Mathematics Education and a Masters in Mathematics from Clemson.  GO TIGERS !!  I am certified to teach at the secondary level: Mechatronics, Engineering Design, Digital Electronics, Aerospace, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Statisitcs and Secondary Mathematics.  At the middle school level I am certified to teach Design and Modleing (8th grade), Automation and Robotics (7th grade), and Flight and Space (6th grade).
    Class Description

    Design and Modeling (DM)

    Design and Modeling (DM) provides students opportunities to apply the design process to creatively solve problems. Students are introduced to the unit problem in the first activity and are asked to make connections to the problem throughout the lessons in the unit. Students learn and utilize methods for communicating design ideas through sketches, solid models using Autodesk Inventor CAD software, and mathematical models. Students will understand how models can be simulated to represent an authentic situation and generate data for further analysis and observations. Students work in teams to identify design requirements, research the topic, and engage stakeholders.

    Automation and Robotics

    Automation and Robotics (AR) allows students to trace the history, development, and influence of automation and robotics as they learn about mechanical systems, energy transfer, machine automation, and computer control systems. Students use the VEX Robotics® platform to design, build, and program real-world objects such as traffic lights, toll booths, and robotic arms.

    Flight & Space

    The exciting world of aerospace comes alive through the Flight and Space (FS) unit. Students become engineers as they design, prototype, and test models to learn about the science of flight and what it takes to travel and live in space. They solve real-world aviation and space challenges and plan a mission to Mars.

     Class Schedule
    1st Block            Planning
    2nd Block           Design and Modeling
    3rd Block            Automation and Robotics
    4th Block            Flight and Space