The goal of the Engineering Department is to teach students how to solve the world's problems by thinking both critically and creatively. All courses feature mini-labs to prepare students with skills necessary to become self-sufficient problem solvers across all academic disciplines. These skills will be strengthened when students invent a system or device of their choice, part of their year-long projects. At the end of the academic year, students are required to present their research in front of a live audience.
Year-Long Project Goals:
This course is the third year of the engineering track. Students use their independent thinking skills to analyze and critique peer-reviewed hypothesis-driven scientific research articles. This course will extensively cover how to write a research paper that follows strict standards, including organizational techniques, proper citing and lastly how to effectively construct graphs, diagrams and tables. Concurrently, students are expected to design and submit their own groundbreaking research projects to science and engineering fairs.
This course is done collaboratively with Great Neck South High School. It meets one time per week for ninety minutes. Students work on projects for the First Robotics Competition, a national competition held annually sponsored by biotech companies and their suppliers. Students learn woodworking and machining, computer-assisted design, and develop the skills they need to become science and technology leaders.