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Engineering for Social Good



In the 2021-22 school year, the primary project will be to design and build a full-scale, sustainable “tiny house” that provides affordable housing for families served by a local women’s shelter or similar organization. The course relies heavily on learning-by-doing where students demonstrate their knowledge and skills in STEM through visual designs, 3D prototypes, and the construction of the tiny house.

Students may take the course as a semester class or a full year class. Semester 1 will focus more on the architectural design of the tiny house, with some building toward the end of the semester. In Semester 2, the primary focus will be on constructing the final tiny house, with some elements of interior and exterior design.

Note: As a project-based class delivering a real-world product for our community, students will be expected to engage in a high degree of collaboration and flexibility. Although the class will meet during regular class periods, students need to be willing to occasionally meet outside the normal class period blocks to ensure projects stay on track.

Department:

  • Science

Status:

Pending

Credits:

10 or 5

Campus:

Carondelet

Level:

11th & 12th grades

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of Conceptual Physics and Frosh Creation. Completion of Geometry (or concurrent enrollment).

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