Welcome to my classroom and my 22nd year here at State College High School.
I am fortunate to have received the Technology & Engineering Education Association of Pennsylvania (TEEAP) High School Teacher of the Year Award, and a Teacher Excellence Award, from the International Technology Engineering Education Association (ITEEA) 2013-14.
I have been a Technology Education/STEM teacher, at the State College Area High School, since September 1993. I am graduate of Millersville University (Magna Cum Laude), with a Bachelor of Science degree in Technology Education. My wife and I have a daughter, who will be a sophomore, at State High, and in my Advanced Computer Graphics class. Over the years I have been involved with teaching courses for the Community Education program, middle school summer camps, and PDE graduate classes, for teachers, through the Local IU No.10, and I am a ASM Master Teacher. These classes have been in the areas of visual communications, STEM, and multimedia. At State High, I have taught Drafting and Design, Applied Materials, Video/Film Technology, and I am currently the primary Computer Engineering Graphics and Design Teacher.
Currently we are working with the CIMP-3D lab at ARL, to develop curriculum connections with our Additive Manufacturing Units, tied to engineering fields at PSU.
I am looking forward to a great year, with some exciting new tools to bring design and engineering together in a fun way. Thanks to a grant, we now have several Makerbot 3D printers and a laser engraver/cutter in the room. These will allow us to make some very cool projects!
| ||And, new to our Computer Graphics maker space is the Ultimaker 2, thanks to funds provided by Dantes Inc. |
My Teaching Schedule for Spring 2015:
PD1 - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics
PD2 - Computer Engineering Graphics and Design 2
PD3 - Computer Graphics and Design 1
PD4 - Computer Engineering Graphics and Design 2
PD6 - Computer Engineering Graphics and Design 2
PD7 - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics
Links to Outstanding Student Portfolios for the 2014-15 school year:
Grace Van Dyke - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics (Senior)
Nick Sivak - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics (Senior)
More to come:
Links to Outstanding Student Portfolios for the 2013-14 school year:
Devin Christian - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics and Design (Senior)
Jacob Keller - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics and Design (Junior)
Nick Feffer - Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics and Design (Freshman)
Links to Outstanding Student Portfolios for the 2012-13 school year:
Kevin Liang - Advanced Computer Graphics and Design (Sophomore)