Pathway to Innovation: Science and Engineering Program

Seton Catholic has a unique four year Science and Engineering program called Pathways to Innovation.
 
Incoming freshmen as invited to the program based on the High School Placement Test scores.

Pathway to Innovation: Science and Engineering

Engineering I
(9) (1 credit)
Prerequisite: Placement in Honors Algebra I or more advanced math class and teacher approval
In this hands-on, project-driven class, students will learn the basic tenets of engineering design and modeling. Aligning with first year science, student projects will focus on engineering solutions to problems in the realms of biology and medicine. This is the introductory class in the Pathway to Innovation: Science and Engineering four-year sequence.

Engineering II
(10) (1 credit)
Prerequisite: Engineering I and teacher approval
A continuation of Engineering I, students enrolled in the Pathway to Innovation: Science and Engineering program will continue their academic journey learning about engineering topics such as reverse engineering and product improvement. Students will also learn foundational scientific and mathematical concepts used routinely in engineering such as power, materials, controls and statistics. The course is designed to be physics-aligned with class projects in the mechanical or electrical engineering domains.

Engineering III
(11) (1 credit)
Prerequisite: Engineering II and teacher approval
A continuation of Engineering II, students enrolled in the Pathway to Innovation: Science and Engineering program will continue their academic journey learning about foundational scientific and mathematical concepts used routinely in engineering such as power, materials, controls and statistics. Projects included: Rube Goldberg machine, solar car, truss bridge, hot box and a material sorter.

Engineering IV
(12) (1 credit)
Prerequisite: Engineering III and teacher approval


A continuation of Engineering III, this class is the cap-stone course for students enrolled in the Pathway to Innovation: Science and Engineering program. Students will be responsible for creating, designing, engineering and producing their own engineering project. Phases of the course: Researching a Problem, Designing a Solution, Creating a Prototype and Testing Plan, Evaluation and Reflection on the Design Process, Presentation of the Design Process.

Faculty Contacts

Ryan Horn
RHorn@SetonCatholic.org

 

Dr. Gene Sweeney