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This is Engineering.

written by Airale Willie, junior journalism student

The engineering strand is one of New Century's distinguished strands. In this strand, students will get to explore different branches of engineering throughout their 4 years of high school, which will help students come to a decision of what career they would like to pursue. Engineering students will use 3D solid modeling software to help them design solutions for real world problems. Major concepts covered include the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards, and technical documentation. Students have the opportunity to investigate engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design challenges. 34% of New Century Students are in the Engineering strand. 61% are male and 39% are female.

The following classes are included in the engineering strand:

  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • Principles of Engineering
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Aerospace Engineering 
  • Introduction to Mechatronics
  • Programming for Engineers
  • Software Development
  • Engineering Applications
  • Engineering Research & Design

Read about a few of our events and projects during the 2017-18 school year:

Who? What? Picture
inSPIRESS students A small group of engineering students conducted a science lesson with 2nd grade students at ASFL. They discussed the variouis surface layers of the moon A small group of engineering students with Kindergarten teacher before conducting a science demonstration.
Scientific payload design students Fifteen engineering students (along with Ms. Reed) were invited to tour United Launch Alliance in Decatur. Ms. Reed with her Scientific Payload Design class prior to their tour of united Launch Alliance
Senior engineering students Mr. Thornton is working with AUVSI (Research Park) to provide internship opportunities for seniors interested in aerospace. Two of Mr. Thornton's students working on trig together in the courtyard.
Civil Engineering and Architecture students Ms. Reed partnered with Daniel Tait, CEO of Energy Alabama. This program opened doors for our students at Toyotoa Manufacturing and Northup Grumman Ms. Reed with her civil engineering students and the President of Toyota Manufacturing
Principles of Engineering students Ms. Morgan traveled with 50+ students to Custom Polymers and Steelcase to learn about how engineers work in an industrial setting. Ms. Morgan with her POE students in front of Custom Polymers in Athens.
inSPIRESS students  Team Mystique and Team Catena competed in the inSPIRESS competition led by UAH. The objective of this competition is to design a payload to conduct a plantary scientific objective and discuss it in a formal presentation.  Team Mystique wins the Final Review and Payload Concept Proposal.
Energy in Action students Non-profit organization, Energy Alabama, has teamed with Northop Grumman to initiate a state-wide energy coservation movement. Upperclassmen were invited to Northrop Grumman through Energy Alabama.