Students explore innovations that change and shape our human design world. They apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, to find practical solutions for real-world issues. Through hands-on, problem-solving activities, students will understand how technology and society affect each other. Utilizing computer design, prototyping, and modeling systems students focus on technological innovations for an environmentally sustainable society.
This Research and Developement course gives students the opportunity to work with a mentor, identify an engineering research topic, conduct research, write a scientific paper, possible build a prototype, and defend conclusions and recommendations to a panel of outside reviewers at the South East Michigan Science Fair and other compitions. Each team will have one or more mentors from the engineering and/or technical community guiding their research.