• books Welcome to ENGINEERING and PLTW
     
    Mr. Deryl Smith
    Room 110 B
    Project Lead The Way / PLTW
    Introduction To Engineering Design / IED
    Computer Integrated Manufacturing  / CIM
    Engineering Design and Development / EDD
    Email: deryl_smith@abss.k12.nc.us

     Senior Survey


     

    This is my 36th year teaching and my sixth year with PLTW. There are three classes; the first is Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and the third level is Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) and the fourth level is (EDD) Engineering Design and Development. Not sure what PLTW is, then please go online to research this national program for STEM and the development of Engineering interest in students.

     

    Introduction to Engineering Design, IED class is designed for students who want to learn about becoming an engineer. Students will learn a design process, use a    3D modeling software program called, Inventor. Students will be given the IED folder on a flash drive to take home and install on their home computer. Student assignments are in the IED folder in order.  Please feel free to email me with any questions and/or concerns.

    Video of Cube Project


    Computer Integrated Manufacturing, CIM is a level 3 class which focuses on CNC, robotics, and programming.  Students are given the CIM folder on a flash drive to take home and install on their home computer. Student assignments are in the CIM folder in order.  Please feel free to email me with any questions and/or concerns.
     
    Engineering Design and Development, EDD is the level 4 class and is the capstone course. Students focus on an self selected team approach (teacher approved) design. Students will: research, analyze, conduct surveys, problem solve, conduct patent research, work through a design matrix, draw sketches, draw in Inventor 15, construct mock-ups, develop working drawings, 3 D print the object, perform prototype testing and conclusions, adjust  final design based upon results and present the findings in a formal presentation. An engineering notebook is keep of all documentation and the most beneficial information is entered into an Innovation Portal.