Engineering (Technology Education)

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Project Lead the Way

West Point Bridge Design Contest/Software

National Society of Professional Engineers

Autodesk Student Community (Inventor/Revit software)


Project Lead The Way

At Walt Whitman High School, we have a team of talented teachers working with an incredible group of students and parents to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in the high school setting.

What is Project Lead The Way (PLTW)?

Project Lead The Way is a non-profit organization based in Clifton Park, NY that has created a hands-on, project-based engineering curriculum for high schools and middle schools and biomedical sciences courses for high schools. The courses are designed to "engage students on multiple levels, expose them to areas of study that they typically do not pursue, and provide them with a foundation and proven path to college and career success." (

What course does WW offer?

  • Introduction to Engineering Design (IED), taught by Mr. Wetzel, Pope, Pham and Mrs Wong- designed for 9th and 10th grade students, this introductory course focuses on the design process and its application while students learn to use 3D modeling software and work in teams.
  • Principles of Engineering (POE), taught by Mrs Rachel Stender - designed for 10th and 11th grade students, this second year course explores a variety of topics including mechanisms, energy, statics, materials, and kinematics while developing and applying problem-solving skills.
  • Digital Electronics (DE), taught by Mr. Steve Hays - designed for 10th and 11th grade students, this is the third course in the series which focuses on using combinational and sequential logic design and their use as the foundation for all modern electronic devices.
  • Civil Engineering (CE), taught by Mrs. Rachel Stender - designed for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students, this is the third course in the series which focuses on civil engineering.
  • Aerospace Engineering (AE), taught by Mr. Steve Hays - designed for 10th, 11th and 12th grade students.
  • Engineering Design and Development (EDD), taught by Mr. Kevin Pope - is the capstone course in the PLTW program.  It is for 12th grade studnets who have taken all the prerequisite courses.