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Engineering with Mr. Weinberg

 

STEAM Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Department Goals:

  • To prepare students with the skills necessary to become self-sufficient problem solvers.
  • Build effective communication skills so that students work well together while taking on the challenges of innovation process. Scroll down the page to get the details!
 
 
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Google Guest Speaker Visits North Shore!
 
Micah Lemonik, Founder of Google Docs, Alumnus of NSHA and Board Member of NSHAHS, came to speak to the 70+ students participating in the first STEM Fair at NSHAHS on May 22, 2019. He spoke to these students about "A Day in the Life of an Engineer". His talk focused on what it means to be an engineer, what type of engineering you might want to pursue and other subjects that you need to study in order to succeed in this field. In general, there are not enough engineers to fill open engineering positions (although Google has the opposite problem). Micah also answered questions from the students that ranged from what they should be studying now, how Google makes money and how to get a job at Google! The students were engaged, and it was a great kick off to the STEM Fair activities.
 
        
 
 
 
 
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Guest Speaker and North Shore Alum (class of 2012), Ilan Gold discusses his Engineering career with Mr. David Weinberg's students grades 9 - 12. Ilan is currently a tech consultant for Appian Way and previously worked for Lockheed Martin as an architect of air traffic control simulators. He inspired students to consider how engineering can solve problems creatively for humans. Check out the photos below!

 

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STEAM Engineering

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Department Goals:

  • To prepare students with the skills necessary to become self-sufficient problem solvers.
  • Build effective communication skills so that students work well together while taking on the challenges of innovation process.

 

Mini Lab Goals:

  • Students will have a fundamental understanding of circuits, microcontrollers and computer science.
  • Will help guide year long engineering projects in which students invent a system or device of their choice.

 

Yearlong Project Goals:

  • Write a scientific research proposal including introduction, goals, methods and budget.  
  • Optimize time management skills by using a journal to record data and track progress.
  • Create control systems using an Arduino microcontroller, various sensors and actuators.

 

Course Descriptions:

  • Introduction to Engineering immerses students into teams to creatively solve world problems in science and engineering. Students will discover the full potential of the engineering design process as they learn to build and improve upon current technology. In the future, self-driving cars and 3D printed organs will be as commonplace as tablet computers are today. The first major assignment of the semester will require students to convert their classroom into a smart home environment. Next, students will explore simple machines while studying how imagination, creativity, and persistence aided David HaMelech in his quest to build the Old City of Jerusalem. For the last few months of the school year, students will write a proposal, build a working prototype, and present their project in front of an audience.

 

  • Engineering and Entrepreneurship provides the expertise, mentorship and skills students need to become effective entrepreneurs. The cornerstone of this course features several hands-on activities in which ninth grade students will form a “company” and learn how to work together in order to solve real-life problems in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

 

  • Bioengineering is an innovative course for biology and tech minded students interested in studying and enhancing applications of living organisms. First, we will investigate how biological systems operate in order to solve problems involving differential diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disease. Second, we will discuss the history of how the Food and Drug Administration evaluates the fabrication of biomaterials, medical devices, and drug delivery systems. Throughout the school year, students will be required to individually formulate and present their analysis of a scientific journal article, helping them to think critically while learning how to conduct quality research. In addition, students will perform a series of mini experiments to help further their understanding of biosensors and control systems. For the capstone project, students will collaborate with Israeli biotech companies on novel research projects, encouraging the development of effective leadership and communicative skills.

 

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