PLTW: Engineering Design & Development

In this Capstone course, students work in teams to design and develop and original solution to an open-ended technical problem by applying the engineering design process. Students perform research to choose, validate and justify a technical problem. After carefully defining the problem, teams design, build and test their solutions while working closely with industry professionals who provide mentoring opportunities. Finally, student teams present and defend their original solution to an outside panel. This course is appropriate for students in grades 11 and 12.