Engineering and Computer Science
Engineering and Computer Science, though not an individual department, provides elective opportunities to explore experiences across a number of departments in computer coding and programming, as well as skills needed in engineering and design in order to support creating solutions for future projects.
Students who have interests in engineering, computer science, and designing for change can choose among a variety of courses focused on these areas. This program provides broad opportunities for students to learn and practice the skills needed to understand, use, and build new and future engineering and computer science technologies. Some students will build physical machines or devices; some students will design and craft integrated software solutions; some students will learn how to plan and organize initiatives to seek change. The overall focus of the program is to provide technological and leadership skills to envision, design, create, and implement solutions to problems that matter.
Here are some examples of this interdisciplinary focus:
- Science: Intro to Mechanical Engineering
- Math: Intro to Programming
- Arts: Intro to Studio Art 2D, Intro to Studio Art 3D, From Blues to EDM
- Science: Design Engineering
- Math: Web Development, Dynamic Application Development (can be found in Science)
- Science: Design Engineering Solutions 1, 2 (Advanced); Electricity & Magnetism Advanced), Modern Physics (Advanced), Chemical Reactions (Advanced), Chemical Bonding (Advanced)
- Math: Computer Science 1 (Advanced), Computer Science Independent Research, Math Independent Research, Statistics
- Arts: Studio Art Forum (Advanced)
- Arts: Drawing and Painting 1, 2, Photography and Digital Art 1, 2; Sculpture 1, 2 ; Woodworking 1, 2; Digital Music and Studio Production 1, 2
- Scenic Arts Design
- Lighting and Audio Design
- Robotics (FIRST Robotics Team): The Westtown robotics team, the Metal Moose, is part of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology), an organization that creates a dynamic link between science and technology.