Academy of Engineering
Good Luck to our 14 NJ STEAM TANK Challenge Finalists teams! They are heading to the state finals on Oct. 22 and 23, 2019 at the NJ School Board Association Workshop 2019 in Atlantic City where they will present their innovative ideas to improve our world!
Read about our teams' STEAM TANK results here: MHS AOE STEAM TANK Press Release 2017.11.14
The Academy of Engineering (AOE) is a Manasquan High School Academy in which students have the opportunity to take courses within the field of Engineering. It is a “hands-on” student-centered Academy designed to promote creative problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration. Academy of Engineering students will take specialized elective courses, use the Innovation Lab for personal projects, participate in field trips, as well as apply for scholarships, internships, and job-shadowing positions with local engineering firms. Students are also challenged to apply their learning and improve their leadership skills through articipation in a wide range of engineering-focused service-learning projects such as the state-wide, sustainability focused STEAM Tank Challenge.
Manasquan High School is excited to partner with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) for a Dual College-Enrollment Option beginning in the 2018-2019 school year. Utilizing NJIT’s Options for Advanced Academic Achievement program, Manasquan High School will provide an opportunity for qualified high school students to enroll in college level engineering courses and earn college-credits while on our high school campus.
Architecture and ConstructionGrades 9, 10, 11, 12. This course is designed for students who are interested in architectural design and learning 2-D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. This course focuses on the development of a residential plan. Students will produce a complete set of architectural drawings that will include floor plans, window and door schedules, section views, elevations, and more.
Engineering and Design
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12. This course is designed for students who are interested in engineering, the design process, and 3-D solid modeling using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. This course emphasizes the application of the engineering design method to invent solutions to real-world engineering problems. Working both individually and in small groups, students will learn problem-solving and design skills through a variety of hands-on activities.
Grades 10, 11, 12. This hands-on course is designed to introduce students to the basics of engineering through the use of robotics. Robotics provide a rich platform for integrating electronics, mechanics, and programming. In this course, students will be learning and applying science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles to creatively solve authentic problems. Students enrolling in this course should have successfully completed at least one semester of both science and mathematics.
NJIT's Fundamentals of Engineering Design
Grades 11, 12. This course is designed for students who are interested in engineering, the design process, and 3-D solid modeling using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. This course emphasizes the application of the engineering design method to invent solutions to real-world engineering problems. Working both individually and in small groups, students will learn problem-solving and design skills through a variety of hands-on activities. Prerequisite: Geometry NJIT Corequisite: Algebra II
The Innovation Lab is a flexible, multipurpose STEM classroom within the Media Center. It is the non-credit component of the Academy of Engineering. In this setting, creative thinking, technical skill, and “learning-by-doing” are encouraged. This cross-curricular space allows Manasquan High School to incorporate 3D printers, robotics, Arduinos, Raspberry Pi, and other emerging technologies into both the curriculum and students’ extra-curricular projects.
Mrs. Edwards pursued and received two grants in order to create the space: $5,000 from LibraryLinkNJ and $10,000 from the OceanFirst Foundation. On Oct. 26, 2015, MHS held a Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony to celebrate its official opening.
With Mrs. Edwards to facilitate, the Innovation Lab is available for use by teachers and their students during class visits, as well as for students to work on independent projects during their study halls and after school. The Innovation Lab, and its resources, provide a strong cross-curricular foundation to motivate students to study and succeed in STEM-related fields.
Amy Edwards, Director
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