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Mrs.

April Moon Waxahachie Global High (WGH)


Email: amoon@wisd.org Phone: (972) 923 4761

Engineering Capstone 2013-2014


Web: http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/

Welcome to Engineering Capstone (officially referred to as Engineering Design and Development)! In an effort to conserve paper, course syllabi were not printed this year. However, my complete course syllabus is posted on my Global High teacher webpage at http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/ *This syllabus may change at the teachers discretion.* Mrs. Moons Schedule: 1st Period 8:30 10:00 A DAY M,W B DAY T,R Conference

2nd Period 10:00 11:30 Introduction to Engineering & Design Conference

3rd Period 11:30 1:30 (Includes lunch) Civil Engineering & Architecture

4th Period 1:30 3:00 Civil Engineering & Architecture

Principles of Principles of Engineering Engineering (Dual Credit) (Dual Credit) Tutoring / Computer Hours: 3:00 4:00 pm every day except when we have our weekly staff meetings

Engineering Capstone

Required Supplies (Please bring by end of first week.) o o o Pencils (mechanical pencils preferred) and erasers will stay with student Package of Glue Sticks USB Memory Stick (4 gb preferred) will stay with student * This memory stick may be used for other coursework but must be restricted to school use only (no music / game / video files etc.). Optional Classroom Supplies: Box of Kleenex OR Ream of Colored Paper (Pastels or Bright Colored) OR Scissors

* Some portfolio and project supplies (i.e. - presentation boards) will be required throughout the year. SCHOOLOGY STUDENT CODE FOR MY CAPSTONE CLASS: 4M59C-WDZ96

*There is a different code for parents. When you create a schoology account, you will receive a code that is specific to you. This can be given to your parents, which they can use to access all your courses. Engineering Capstone Course Description Engineering Capstone provides an opportunity for our advanced STEM students to connect theory to application and prepare for college and career entry. This course is reserved for seniors only because it requires academic maturity and a strong foundation in STEM and project based learning. It will include college prep activities and a

Mrs. April Moon Waxahachie Global High (WGH)


Email: amoon@wisd.org Phone: (972) 923 4761

Engineering Capstone 2013-2014


Web: http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/

long-term design project or a mentorship. Therefore, time and / or travel may be required periodically outside of the school day. Note: College applications and scholarship applications will be a requirement in this course. If you are applying to a college that has an application fee, please plan accordingly. Note: All capstone work must be shared with a public audience (i.e. - district showcase, City Council meeting, TSA competition, Science Fair, publication, community event, etc.) as outlined in the capstone contract created by the student in October. This is a requirement and will be part of the students final exam. Engineering Capstone Course Outline (subject to change at teachers discretion)
1stNine Weeks Topic 1: Portfolio Development Portfolio Refinement Resumes Topic 2 : STEM (Ongoing throughout year) STEM Promotion in our Community Engineering Advisory Committee Start Topic 3: College and Career Preparation College and Career Planning College Admission College Funding 2ndNine Weeks Continue Topic 3: College and Career Preparation Start Topic 5: Capstone Project or Mentorship Team Formation Problem Statement, Criteria, and Constraints OR Industry Exploration Goals Project Management Flow & Gantt Charts Research Start Design / Mentorships 3rd Nine Weeks Finish Topic 3: College and Career Preparation Scholarships Continue Topic 5: Capstone Project or Mentorship Build, Test, and Refine Design or Conduct Site Visits Technical Writing Prepare Final Documentation Update Portfolios

4thNine Weeks Continue Topic 5: Capstone Project or Mentorship Presentation and Project Delivery Topic 6: Forces & Cardboard Furniture Review of Statics Design and Build of Recycled Furniture Business Plans

Topic 7: Engineering Ethics

*The topical schedule above is just a rough outline. It is subject to change at any point as this course evolves and specific student needs / career aspirations are better understood.

Mrs. April Moon Waxahachie Global High (WGH)


Email: amoon@wisd.org Phone: (972) 923 4761

Engineering Capstone 2013-2014


Web: http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/

Global Highs Engineering Instructional Materials PLTW curriculum (foundation) Autodesk Inventor (3D software) Autodesk Revit (3D architectural software) - CEA course 3-D uPrint Printer Plotter Web 2.0 Tools VEX Robotics Design Systems & Fischertechniks Structural Stress Analyzer 1000 Wind Tunnel MD Solids software WestPoint Bridge Designer software POE course Model Rockets & Gliders AE course Boe Bot Robotic Kits DE and AE courses FoilSim software AE course Aery software AE course

Vinyl Cutter Sieves CEA course Surveying equipment CEA course Basic hand tools (cordless drills, hammers, etc.) Calipers, Rulers, Scales, Calculators Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher 2007

Flip Cameras Portfolios Engineering Journals

Microsoft Flight Simulator with yoke AE course Real Flight G5 R/C Flight Simulator AE course

Classroom Rules 1. Safety is our first priority! Therefore, all lab rules must be strictly followed. Students must be signed off to use tools and equipment, and an engineering instructor must be present when tools are used! 2. Respect Property: Use furniture properly. Please dispose of trash whether it is yours or not. Please ensure all supplies / tools are put up in their designated home neatly. Please do not disturb items around or in my desk, and my teacher laptop is strictly off limits. 3. Eye contact is important, both with me and your classmates. Therefore, for the duration of class, all hair must be kept away from your eyes. 4. The teacher dismisses class. 5. Computers will be used for academic purposes during designated times only. Proper electronic etiquette will be used when someone is speaking. Also, no games are ever allowed in my lab no exceptions! 6. Please dispose of food, trays, and food packages in the trash can OUTSIDE my room. Eating in my room is a privilege, not a right. Freedom and responsibility go hand in hand!

Mrs. April Moon Waxahachie Global High (WGH)


Email: amoon@wisd.org Phone: (972) 923 4761

Engineering Capstone 2013-2014


Web: http://classroom.wisd.org/webs/amoon/

Classroom Procedures 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Everyone must participate. This is the only way our class will reach its full potential as a team. Respect others even when it requires intentional effort. We will work as a team in my class. Units must be shown, and the steps used for all solutions must be neatly recorded. Your notes / book should be your first resource for questions. Your second resource is your team. Please bring all required materials to class each day, including your USB memory stick.

NOTE: Student visitors will not be allowed to work in / enter my room while another class is in session.

Absences If possible, work missed due to absences should be picked up and attempted before returning to class so the student better connects with the new lessons. Any project work that spans two weeks or longer should be turned in the day it is due. If a student is absent on that day, they must turn it in early, email it to me by their scheduled presentation time, or find a way to transport their project to school by their scheduled presentation time. This is especially important if the project is a team based assignment. NOTE: Students will be held accountable for missed time, and administration will be notified after two tardies / 3 absences per grading period. This year, as a school policy, grades will be locked in at each progress report (with the only exception being that the students absences fell in a way that he/ she is still allowed more time to make up their work under district policy). Grading Policy Mandated by District * This syllabus may change at the teachers discretion. *