Quadrivium Engineering & Design
Engineering 1 focuses on developing an engineer’s perspective of effective problem-solving and engineering design. Through substantial group work, Engineering 1 explores fundamental mechanical engineering concepts such as statics and dynamics.
Engineering 2 expands student engineers' perspectives of effective problem solving and engineering design, while gaining new skills with the introduction of 3D CAD software; fabrication with rapid prototyping; and preliminary development of an advanced project involving design and development of search and rescue robots that carry over into Engineering 3.
Engineering 3 formalizes students’ engineering habits of mind. Student engineers hone their CAD skills and improve parts design and fabrication processes; finalize mechanical performance of their small form factor robot, and experience an in-depth immersion into the world of data acquisition and processing related to human operated and embedded robot control.
Engineering 4 allows students to expand the engineering skills they have developed through exploration of advanced elements of embedded data acquisition and robot control, and a conversion of their small form factor robot from a prototype to a fully customized chassis with 3D printed parts, laser cut parts, and integrated sensors.
Engineering3 Building Blocks:
E3 students apply the scientific method from start to finish in each creation: definition, abstraction, analysis, prototyping, and testing.
E3 builds students’ engineering knowledge inventory, preparing them to excel in their engineering or STEM-focused college experiences.
E3 cultivates project management skills with each unique project.
E3 prepares students for solving real-world challenges.
E3 students grasp the variables of team dynamics, including conflicting ideas, compromise, and resolution.