Engineering the Future is a full-year course designed to introduce students to the world of technology and engineering, as a first step in becoming technologically literate citizens.  Students cover a variety of topics including the Engineering Design Process, Manufacturing Technologies, Construction Technologies, Thermal and Fluid Systems, Communication Technologies and Electrical Systems. Students will learn about CNC machining though the use of the Shopbot and 3D rapid prototyping through the use of the Stratasys 3D printer. Creo Parametric 2.0 CAD software will be used to create 3D solid models and photo-realistic computer renderings. Students learn through reading about engineers and through hands on activities in Engineer’s Notebooks.