Engineering & Technology
Overview of Engineering and Technology
Technology is pervasive in all aspects of our lives. So much of human activity is dependent upon the products, systems, and processes created to help grow food, provide shelter, communicate, work, and play. As the world continues to grow more complex, it is vital for everyone to understand more about technology and engineering. People need to explore technology’s impacts on their lives, on society, and on the environment, as well as how to use and develop technological products, systems, and processes to extend human capabilities.
The Williamsville Engineering & Technology Department prides itself on the diversity of courses offered. Engineering & Technology
Robert Fetter, Director of Engineering and Technology
New to the District in September 2022, our elementary school STEAM labs provide students the opportunity to get hands-on experience with science, technology, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.
In 5th and 6th grade, engineering and technology is woven into science learning. Students explore topics in life science, physical science, and Earth and space science, using science and engineering practices to build a deeper understanding of science topics and to design solutions to challenges presented within the curriculum.
In seventh and eighth grades, students will learn about how engineering and technology affects daily life and how it is shaping our future. Through a hands-on, project-based learning approach, students will examine engineering and technology through an exploration of Bio-technology, Physical technology, and Information/Communication technology.
At the high school level, the Engineering and Technology Education (ETE) department offers a wide variety of courses that have been designed to meet the needs of students of all academic levels. The Engineering and Technology Education courses are designed to be taught through highly motivational, hands-on, investigative problem solving activities and experiences.
In addition to the standard ETE Curriculum, we offer Project Lead the Way® (PLTW), a national pre-engineering program designed for students who are interested in an engineering, architecture, manufacturing, or other technology related career. PLTW courses are offered through Rochester Institute of Technology and are taught by certified high school teachers.