Junior and senior-level academy courses are taught at the ARL.
Students in this academy will focus on technical concepts including mechanical drawing, practical fabrication, electronics, mechanics, data acquisition, and analysis. Students will follow the engineering design process to work in teams to design, build, and test a single passenger electrically powered racecar or all-terrain wheelchair. Students will use computer-based design and modeling software when appropriate. Students will also learn practical fabrication skills, such as basic MIG welding and machining as necessary, to construct their portion of the experimental vehicle. Initially, vehicle prototypes will be tested and benchmarked through data collection.
Students planning to attend a four-year postsecondary institution are advised to take at least two years of World Language.
Shaded areas designate completer coursework.
Systems Management Solutions G/T 860M (11th, 2 periods)
Systems Engineering Innovation G/T 864M (12th, 3 periods)
Complete at least 6–8 hours of work-site experience per week OR daily attendance at the Applications and Research Lab.
Attend weekly senior seminars at the Applications and Research Lab.
Choose a “real world” problem to research.
Write and submit a research proposal, abstract, and reflection paper based on research.
Maintain and submit a journal and portfolio of senior work.
Present a culminating multimedia presentation for the final grade.
Students who successfully complete the Systems and Project Engineering Academy program sequence, with a grade of B or higher in academy courses, may be eligible for credits at Howard Community College.
Machinist/Tool and Die Maker
Program Managers/Test Engineer