Engineering Academy Senior Projects & Robotics
Every year since 2000, teams of Engineering Academy students led by members of the senior class have designed and built robots that compete in prestigious national robotics competitions. These robotics projects are integrated into the Engineering Academy curriculum, fulfilling several academic class requirements. Each team of students performs tasks that are both technical and academic as they design and build their robot, test it in competition, and present it to the public. Engineering Academy students develop background skills in CAD design, electrical systems, fluid power, manufacturing processes, quality assurance, and robotics/automation during their junior year. During their senior year, students learn to use the Engineering Process to create a complicated robot that will compete in the National Robotics Challenge in Marion, Ohio in April. All Engineering Academy robots are student-designed and student-built.