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Paving the Path

CB’s students and staff are excited about the Engineering program rolling out this year and what it offers now and into the future. This summer, along with 15 new faculty member came an entirely new department: Engineering. In partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Christian Brothers has launched its Pathway to Engineering program though […]

CB’s students and staff are excited about the Engineering program rolling out this year and what it offers now and into the future.

This summer, along with 15 new faculty member came an entirely new department: Engineering. In partnership with Project Lead the Way (PLTW), Christian Brothers has launched its Pathway to Engineering program though only available to incoming Freshman. This will provide CB students interested in the subject a way to learn about modern engineering and explore it more than ever before.

Mr. Coyner, one of the programs inaugural teachers, describes how the class has been going so far.

“It’s been enjoyable, the students are liking the curriculum, it is well planned and I look forward to teaching it every day.”

He also tells what the students have been doing in class recently.

“So far we’ve been learning the engineering process. Finding problems, drafting designs and finding solutions. We’ve made ballon powered cable cars and done many other projects in these first few weeks.”

To prepare to teach this class Mr. Coyner and other Engineering teacher Mr. Bogert attended a two week training conference in San Diego over the summer.

“It was very intense. We did all the projects the students do in a year in two weeks.”

The program is offered exclusively to incoming freshman who seem to be enjoying it so far.

“It’s very interesting and has been fun so far. Mr. Bogert is great. We’ve mostly done projects of which the best so far has been making and flying paper airplanes across the room to measure the longest distance or highest speed of different designs.” Said Kyle Kietly (’18)

CB staff are also excited about the new program and the edge it gives CB and its students.

“It’s a unique program that sets us apart from other schools in the area. The call for engineers and scientist in the USA is growing and this is CB’s reaction to that.” explained Mr. Levasseur

The new classes and resources will truly provide students with a “pathway to engineering” now and into the future.IMG_1200.JPG

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