Principles of Engineering (POE), Honors
Course #8210 Grades: 10-12 Principles of Engineering (POE) is an introductory engineering course designed to provide students with hands-on experiences in a variety of engineering areas. In the Energy & Power unit, students will build simple and complex machines, gear trains, electrical circuits, solar and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and a winch system. In the Materials & Structures unit, students will investigate structures, build and test virtual bridges, balsa trusses and analyze material properties. Students will also build and program robotic vehicles and projects, explore and build hydraulic and pneumatic fluid systems in the Control Systems unit. Projectile motion is covered in the Kinematics part of the course and includes virtual and actual projectile launches as well as statistics and probability lessons. POE emphasizes problem-solving skills and integrates the study of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). This course provides students with a comprehensive overview of many engineering fields.