The Engineering Machine Design Career Development program provides 6th – 12th-grade students the opportunity to engage hands-on with engineering and STEM principles. Teams of up to four students enter into the event a machine they engineer to complete a specific task. The specific task changes each year. Tams are evaluated on progress reports, a presentation, and the operation of their machine. This event generally takes place in the spring.
The Explore STEM and Engineering summer programs provide 6th – 8th grades students the opportunity to explore various engineering and STEM disciplines through hands-on activities that utilize the engineering design process of ask, imagine, plan, create, and improve.
Teacher professional development. Since 2017, the Engineering Center of Excellence has advanced the Southern Regional Education Board’s (SREB) Advanced Career curriculum by providing teachers training and program support. Advanced Career is a project-based STEM curriculum for high school students. The curriculum prepares students for high-skill, high-demand, and high-wage career fields by guiding them through four increasingly challenging courses that teach students to apply literacy, math, science, and technology skills to solve workforce-based problems.