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    Metro Tech Engineering Sciences
     
    seniors 2018  
     
     
    Teacher: Stephanie Besch 

    Email: besch@phoenixunion.org

    Classroom: 602-764-7864

     

    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 3-4

    Engineering 5-6

     

     

    My 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.
     
    rack  weld
     
     
    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.
     
    testing compression math testing
     
     

    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.

    cutting saucer angles pent patch big blocks checker

     
      
    Juniors also participate in VEX robotics, accepting the challenge to create a robot that can compete in the Skills USA competition.
     
     
     vex
     
    click here to check out Skills USA  and here for VEX Robotics
     
     
     
    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 School 
     
     
    The Circle the City team was recently asked to present at ASU along side the college EPICS teams for a design review
    TEAM present ASU present
     
     
    Our EPICS partners for the 2017-2018 school year were Homeward BoundAudubon ArizonaWesley 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
    Audubon Remodel
    Book cases
    Butterfly
    Shadescreen
     

    Signage and Monument Letters for Homeward Bound Arizona

     
      monument sign mayor street sign
    CEO snipHB
     
    New obstacles on the obstacle course for Franklin Police and Fire High School
     
    new course king of the hill arrest
     
     
    Medical carts for the Medical Assistants of the Wesley Community Health Center
    medical carts cart in use karla joc julio
     
     
     
    This 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.
     
    Wesley Winners
     
    Here is a link to the 2018 EPICS Showcase Awards 
     
     
     
    The 2016-2017 seniors won 1st place in the Generator Awards and 2nd place for the most Epic EPICS project.   
    Check out the link!
     
     
    Generator Awards  
     
     
     
    Here is the winning bike rack installed at Circle the City!
    See it for yourself on 2nd Avenue and Osborn. 
    Custom Bike Rack  
     
     

     

     
    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.

     
     
     
     

    Arizona Department of Education Course Standards Assessed:

    Engineering Sciences and WorkPlace Employability Skills