Engineering & Technology
The mission of the Williamsville Engineering & Technology Education Department is to have all students synthesize the skills of the Engineering & Technology Education curriculum with state-of-the-art communication tools for media, electronics, engineering systems and transportation systems. The curriculum will be presented in a respectful and rigorous format. These skills will be applicable and support achievement in all academic areas. Teachers and students will explore career and educational paths, which require technical skills.
Ioannis Miaoulis - President and Director of the Museum of Science in Boston - speaks about Engineering & Technology Education.
Due to technological advances in our society, it is important that we orient our students and prepare them for life after high school by making them technically literate. The Engineering & Technology Department prides itself on the diversity of courses offered. Engineering & Technology Education is a “hands-on” program designed around an investigative problem-solving approach in a laboratory equipped with modern technological tools, equipment and devices.
In the year 2000, the Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Program -- a Pre-engineering Curriculum -- was added to enhance the traditional Technology Education curriculum. Since the implementation of the new program, six courses have been added to the existing Engineering & Technology Curriculum. The six courses in the PLTW Pre-engineering sequence are: DDP, CIM, CEA, DE, PE, and EDD. For more information on the PLTW courses please click on the Project Lead The Way subtitle under Technology.