Metro Tech Engineering SciencesTeacher: Stephanie Besch
Engineering Sciences is a rigorous, creative and project based curriculum.With block scheduling, students are able to dedicate ample time to projects that allow them to apply mathematics, physics, chemistry, art, craftsmanship, community service, team work and more.
Classes Offered:Engineering 1-2
Engineering 5-6My classes offer hands-on experiences and incorporate technical skills while using advanced software and equipment.Juniors will spend their first year learning industry programs such as Solid Works and AutoCAD.They will also learn our CNC machines (plasma cutter, mill, lathes, laser engraver), welding and basic wood working skills.A large part of the curriculum as a junior involves solving design/build problems in teams.Juniors learn about basic forces in structures, how to calculate these forces, and then test these forces to determine which structural members are best for which type of building.
As juniors, students apply their skills in AutoCAD to a custom design/build project in order to learn the wood working tools in the lab. This year (2017-2108) the juniors created some unique stools to be used around the lab.
Juniors also participate in VEX robotics, accepting the challenge to create a robot that can compete in the Skills USA competition.Seniors participate in EPICS at ASU.EPICS stands for Engineering Projects in Community Service.Seniors partner with non-profits or needs-based organizations in the community and design/build them real-world solutions to their issues.Check this link for more information on ASU EPICS High SchoolEPICS partners for the 2018-2019 school year are Circle the City, Homeward Bound Arizona, Veterans Furniture Center, The Foundation for Senior Living, The Welcome to America Project and St Vincent de PaulThe Circle the City team was recently asked to present at ASU along side the college EPICS teams for a design reviewDELIVERED 2/7/19 to the Welcome to America Project!Four custom, mobile clothing organizers for their pop-up Clothing Closets, designed to allow local refugees to 'shop' donated goods with dignity.Clients of the Foundation for Senior Living received custom, wheelchair and walker accessible planter beds.And a mobile nursing station for the Circle the City downtown clinicStudents designed and built a loading dock ramp that will rotate with ease and adjust to any truck bed height.Installed at the Veterans Furniture CenterOur EPICS partners for the 2017-2018 school year were Homeward Bound, Audubon Arizona, Wesley Community and Health Centers, and Franklin Police and Fire High School.Below are some images of the work we did for these Valley non-profits.For the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
Signage and Monument Letters for Homeward Bound ArizonaNew obstacles on the obstacle course for Franklin Police and Fire High SchoolMedical carts for the Medical Assistants of the Wesley Community Health CenterThis year (2018) the Wesley Knights won 2nd place most Epic EPICS project for their medical carts gifted to the Wesley Comminuty and Health Centers.Homeward Bound won the 1st place Generator Award for their Pitch Fund and Clan Heron (Audubon) won 3rd place Generator Award.Here is a link to the 2018 EPICS Showcase AwardsThe 2016-2017 seniors won 1st place in the Generator Awards and 2nd place for the most Epic EPICS project.Check out the link!Here is the winning bike rack installed at Circle the City!See it for yourself on 2nd Avenue and Osborn.Join my class and become a member of Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO), SkillsUSA.
My class focuses on process-based improvements by using Vex Robotics in preparation for regional competitions. By using this process, it helps students make the gradual progression into the engineering field as professionals.