Engineering, Design and Technology

  • SVHS Engineering, Design & Technology Academy part of an exciting career-focused learning program. The Academy composed of three classes utilizing nationally-recognized Project Lead the Way curriculum to provide a first-hand look at engineering and technology fields. Each grade level of the Academy focuses on different components of the engineering field; inspiring students to explore careers and interests in a variety of STEM fields.

    The curriculum: SVHS EDT Academy utilizes nationally-recognized Project Lead The Way engineering curriculum.

     

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Drue Jacobs

Drue Jacobs 

Engineering / Wood Shop / Academy Lead / Mathematics

Visual, Performing & Industrial Arts

933-4010 x5247

Engineering / Wood Shop / Academy Lead / Mathematics Drue Jacobs DJacobs@sonomaschools.org 933-4010 x5247
https://www.sonomaschools.org/Domain/1232

Phone: 933-4010 x5247

Email: DJacobs@sonomaschools.org

Drue Jacobs, Engineering / Wood Shop / Academy Lead / Mathematics

Department(s): Visual, Performing & Industrial Arts

Degrees and Certifications
MATH DEGREE, MATH CREDENTIAL, WORKING ON WOODSHOP AND ENGINEERING CREDENTIALS

Experience
STARTED TEACHING IN 98

Interests
CTE EDUCATION, CONSTRUCTION, METAL FABRICATION

  • Courses

    Introduction to Engineering Design:  (10th Grade)

    Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects. They work both individually and in teams to design solutions to a variety of problems using 3D modeling software, and use an engineering notebook to document their work.

    Principles of Engineering:  (11th Grade)

    Through problems that engage and challenge, students explore a broad range of engineering topics, including mechanisms, the strength of structures and materials, and automation. Students develop skills in problem solving, research, and design while learning strategies for design process documentation, collaboration, and presentation.

    Capstone Course - Engineering Design and Development:  (12th grade)

    The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.

    Alternate Capstone Course - AP Computer Science:  (12th grade)

    This course emphasizes object-oriented programming methodology, especially problem solving, algorithm development, and Java development, plus an overview of data structures and abstraction.