2017-2018 FoE Assignments

February 22nd, 2018 -

posted Feb 21, 2018, 9:53 AM by Mr Becker

This will close out the VEX Highrise portion of our semester.  There will be a quiz on Monday, February on the concepts of this lesson.

VEX Physics

February 12th, 2018

posted Feb 12, 2018, 5:15 AM by Mr Becker   [ updated Feb 13, 2018, 4:41 AM ]

On Tuesday, February 13th we will be competing in class in our VEX Robotics HighRise challenge.  If we don't complete the tournament on Tuesday, we will continue on Thursday until a winner is crowned.

The rubric you will be graded on is below.

January 16th, 2018 - Vex Robotics REDUX

posted Jan 16, 2018, 5:29 AM by Mr Becker

January 16th, 2018 - Vex Robotics

posted Jan 3, 2018, 3:33 PM by Mr Becker   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 3:36 PM ]

Lets Try this again :)  We will be building these the next couple weeks.  
Break into teams, get familiar with the kits, and get to building!

We will test, test, and test again....then compete in our own VEX IQ Tournament during class periods

We will build the game field and use the actual game pieces from the competition.

May the best team win!!

January 11th, 2018 - Resume

posted Jan 10, 2018, 5:55 AM by Mr Becker

Resume writing is an important life skill in today's fast-changing workplace. Where prior generations had one or two steady jobs in their lifetime, today’s workers can expect to have six to nine jobs before retiring. That’s why knowing how to write and maintain a clear, effective and professional-looking resume is key to achieving a successful career.

Here are 2 resumes for you to compare and contrast.  Who would you call in for an interview?

Why?  Really think about your answers with clear and concise arguments.

Sally's Resume

Joe's Resume

Go over both resumes in class, spend a few minutes writing down errors and needed improvements

When done, research different resume formats online, and then start creating your own resume that you will include on your portfolio!

January 8th, 2018 - Careers Continued

posted Jan 9, 2018, 10:21 AM by Mr Becker

Here's the link that details some jobs that are available in Engineering today 

What types of jobs can you find in engineering?

Get familiar with these career choices, we will have a quiz on whom does what..... what kind of engineer works

in a particular field, and other terms dealing with employment.


     Use this Quizlet to study for the quiz we will be having later this week

                                                   A Quizlet for refresher on skills

                                      A Quizlet of different Engineering Careers

Most of you have filled out this survey,  make sure it is on your portfolio. Group Dynamics Decision making

Explore the resources available to you on ECLASS Virtual Job Shadow ...if that link doesn’t work, you can get there

from your EClass start page, look for the link!!

Here is a power point on Problem Solving.  

Watch this presentation, then fill out this worksheet.

When finished with the worksheet, submit to the labeled dropbox on EClass ,

we will discuss it in class next time we meet.

January 8th, 2018

posted Jan 6, 2018, 7:15 PM by Mr Becker

Go to the ECLASS Page for this class to get your assignment

‎January 4th, 2018 - What type of Engineer do you want to be?‎

posted Jan 3, 2018, 12:34 PM by Mr Becker   [ updated Jan 5, 2018, 10:00 AM ]

Last semester, we talked about famous engineers, both living and dead, that have shaped the world we live in with our modern society. 

Where do you fit in?  What in Engineering interests you?

Remember the Engineering Design Process..... What challenges do you want to take on? 

What PROBLEMS can you solve?

Here's a link that details some jobs that are available in Engineering today 

Get familiar with these career choices, we will have a quiz on whom does what..... what kind of engineer works in a particular field.

What basic skills are employers looking for?

Run through this checklist and check where you think you rank. EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS CHECKLIST

How do you see yourself in these terms? Do you have what employers are looking for?

Here are some videos from people working in different Engineering careers.... hear what they have to say, learn what you need to be a success in your chosen field!

Civil Engineer

Career Spotlight Civil Engineer

Software Engineer

Career Spotlight Software Engineer

Spatial Interaction Engineer

Career Spotlight Spatial Interaction Engineer

Industrial Engineer

Career Spotlight Industrial Engineer

Research Scientist and Mechanical Engineer

Career Spotlight Research Scientist and Mechanical Engineer

Bio engineer

Career Spotlight Bioengineer

Mechatronics Engineer

Career Spotlight Mechatronics Engineer

Chemical Engineer

Cool Careers Chemical Engineer.mp4

Familiarize with these categories, they will help you when searching for a career, and will also be on a quiz!

And finally, a little self reflection......what would you do in these situations. Group Dynamics Decision making

January 4th, 2018 - Vex Robotics

posted Jan 3, 2018, 12:33 PM by Mr Becker   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 12:36 PM ]

Welcome Back!!

We are going to start off the year with a little VEXIQ Robotics.

Let's spend today going through our kits and familiarizing ourselves with a couple of "How To"s

December 7th - Portfolio Update

posted Dec 7, 2017, 8:37 AM by Mr Becker   [ updated Dec 8, 2017, 8:11 AM ]

Now that we have completed the HTML unit, it is time for your portfolio check. This is your performance final for this semester, so please follow the rubric below.

Engineering Concepts Fall 2017 Performance Final

Due Date:  December 7th (A)  8th (B), no extension.

The goal: to upgrade your portfolio for all projects this past year, as well as a place for your future work.  It will not only host samples of each project, but it will also demonstrate the original principles of web design (C.A.R.P., good color combinations, etc.) that we saw at the start of the year and we will review again to start this project.

This is your Performance Final, which means it is 15% of your average for the semester!

Technical Requirements:

  • **Note:  you do NOT have to use a template, in fact you probably should NOT use the CDAT templates.  Just make a website with your choice of colors, font, etc., to match the design you want.

  • A home page that welcomes the user to your portfolio, and summarizes your thoughts, reflections about your design and technology in general.  Also include any goals for yourself, and any way CDAT or your technology class has helped you towards those.  Include some type of graphic: a picture or artistic creation that represents you.

  • A page for each project you’ve done.  The page should include the following:

  • Your site will also be evaluated, as mentioned above, for principles of design and color scheme.  Use www.colorschemedesigner.com to get some good color combinations, and you can use this site to learn more about Google sites.  

  • LESS is MORE, don’t crowd your pages.

Grading (each shows the maximum points per part):

  • 10 points - Principles of design (C.A.R.P.) and  good color scheme.

  • Home page

    • 5 points - Graphic

    • 5 points - Quality text about you, your CDAT and technology experience this semester, your reflections on design and technology and your goals (as mentioned above).

  • Each project page (we will review projects together to verify the list)

    • 2 points - Graphic

    • 6 points - Written Description of WHAT assignment was, WHAT you did to complete the assignment AND Personal Reflection

    • 2 points - Link to the project

  • Points will be deducted for poor spelling or grammar.

  • Points will be deducted for any use of materials you did not create and did not cite properly (put a website address of any pictures you “borrow”).


Most of you have already submitted a portfolio to start the year.  Before December 7th, you should make this site “Public”.  You CAN build off of a previous portfolio!

Projects you should have on your portfolio from this semester:

    • Photoshop Exercise

    • Premier Pro Exercise/ Safety Video (CDAT Project 1)

    • CDAT Redesign

    • CDAT Project 2

    • Power of Water (the wheels we made to generate electricity)

    • Water Filtration (for 1a)

Click here for the link to submit your portfolio if you need to give it to me:

December 4th

posted Dec 4, 2017, 10:48 AM by Mr Becker   [ updated Dec 4, 2017, 10:52 AM ]

For those of you having issues finding the Photoshop assignment for your portfolio, here is a repost of the assignment. Concentrate on the first link and get that up on your portfolio.

One of the cool things about CDAT is that your classes in this Academy work together.  Here in Engineering, we support you by getting you in front of a computer and actually using software that will help you get the job done!!

We will start with some Adobe Photoshop CC.  This will help you with creating basic graphics that you might need for projects, papers, websites, and more.  We'll just learn the basics for now,

Go to this website https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop.html  and start with the section "Learning Essentials" then, if time allows,  you can do the "Getting Started" tutorial

If the videos or downloads don't work on that link, here are two shared Google Drive folders to download the videos and stuff:

Learning Essentials tutorials

Getting Started tutorials

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