The other class has taken on the challenge of designing an EPICS work shop, that will provide all EPICS students with a work space of their own for building prototypes and projects.
The Engineering II: Advanced Design Methods class has begun using software project management and design tools to aid in the design and implementation of their new Weldon House sustainability and conservation projects to help Weldon House manage their energy costs. They are also redesigning the Orangedale Jr High Prep community garden, since the focus of the garden has changed to meet the needs of the school's ELL (English Language Learners) program.
The Independent Study in Engineering teams are working on five different projects, all of which focus on one of two themes: sustainability at XCP and spreading the word about our exciting engineering program.
The AP Environmental Science classes are continuing their work at Rio Salado Habitat, taking on some new projects, and continuing some existing ones. They will soon be sharing their ideas and progress on our EPICS website as well.
As our EPICS program expands, we are moving from STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to STEAM, adding the arts to our program. The XCP Sculpture class will be designing charging stations for students to use in the new Founder's Hall student union as well as bicycle racks for Founder's Hall.
Check back soon to see how these projects are progressing.