STEMM

The Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine (STEMM) program offers students the opportunity to investigate course work and careers in these rapidly growing fields. State-of-the-art computer programs and equipment engage students in real-world problem solving scenarios. Guest speakers and field experiences further spark student interest in these fields.

The curriculum for the STEMM program comes from nationally developed courses from Project Lead the Way (PLTW). Course sequences in engineering and biomedical sciences are launching new courses annually, giving students an inside look of what is on the cutting edge.

(The entire current academic Course Listing can be found in the Students menu of the CSCHS page.)

Engineering Track
450S – Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) 
1 year – 1 credit                                                                           Grades 9–12
The major focus of IED is the design process and its application.  Through hands-on projects, students apply engineering standards and document their work.  Students use industry standard 3D modeling software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems, document their work using an engineer’s notebook, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

455S – Principles Of Engineering (POE)
1 year – 1 credit                                                                        Grades 10–12
This course exposes students to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in a postsecondary engineering course of study. Students investigate engineering and high tech careers, employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering design problems, and develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to various challenges. Students also learn how to document work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.
Req: C avg. or higher in Introduction to Engineering & C avg. or higher in Algebra I or Algebra I Honors; OR Teacher Recommendation

460S –Digital Electronics (DE)
1 year – 1 credit                                                                         Grades 11–12
From smart phones to appliances, digital circuits are all around us. This course provides a foundation for students who are interested in electrical engineering, electronics, or circuit design. Students study topics such as combinational and sequential logic and are exposed to circuit design tools used in industry, including logic gates, integrated circuits, and programmable logic devices.
Req: C avg. or higher in Principles of Engineering AND Teacher Recommendation.

465S – Engineering Design & Development (EDD)
1 year – 1 credit                                                                                  Grade 12
Capstone Course: The knowledge and skills students acquire throughout PLTW Engineering come together in EDD as they identify an issue and then research, design, and test a solution, ultimately presenting their solution to a panel of engineers. Students apply the professional skills they have developed to document a design process to standards, completing EDD ready to take on any post-secondary program or career.
Req: Successful Completion of STEMM Engineering Track courses AND Teacher Recommendation.

491S – Robotics
1 semester – ½ credit                                                               Grades 10–12
Students apply the engineering process to the process of constructing robots. The class takes part in the BEST Robotics Competition through Bowling Green State University as well as other potential competitions. Skills obtained from the competitions enable students to design and build robots that perform student or teacher-defined tasks.
Req: Successful completion of Intro to Engineering Design AND Teacher Recommendation

Biomedical Science Track

Successful completion of courses in the Biomedical Science track earn required science credit toward Graduation.

470S – Principles of Biomedical Sciences (PBS)
1 year – 1 credit                                                                        Grades 10–12
This course introduces the biomedical sciences through exciting hands-on projects and problems. Students investigate human body systems and various health conditions including heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. They determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person, and investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, medicine, research processes and bioinformatics. Key biological concepts including homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum. Engineering principles including the design process, feedback loops, and the relationship of structure to function are also incorporated. This course is designed to provide an overview of all the courses in the Biomedical Sciences program and lay the scientific foundation for subsequent courses.
Req: C avg. in Biology I or Biology I Honors OR Teacher Recommendation

475S – Anatomy & Human Body Systems
 (HBS)
1 year – 1 credit                                                                         Grades 11–12
Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken®; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases.
Req: C avg. or better in Principles of Biomedical Science AND Teacher Recommendation OR C avg. or better in Biology AND Teacher Recommendation.

480S – Medical interventions (MI)
1 year – 1 credit                                                                                  Grade 12
Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.
Req: C avg. or better in Anatomy & Human Body Systems AND Teacher Recommendation

 

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