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State College Area High School

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Welcome to my classroom and my 23rd year here at State College High School.Me
 Mr. Troy Alesi
Classes I am teaching in 2015-16:
Computer Graphics 1 F/S 554
Computer Engineering Graphics 2 F/S 555
Advanced Computer Engineering Graphics - Y551

Course Outlines:



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.
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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 will be 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, 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.
What I did this summer:
Spent time with my family.
I helped plan the first ever Maker Fair in State College, PA, held at Schlow Library and surrounding business locations August 24-29.
I taught a "Maker" class for teachers here at Mount Nittany Middle School.
I co-taught, with Mr. Ron Shealer,  the first ever ASM Additive Manufacturing Class at Carnegie Mellon University and Penn State University.
We then went on to teach this camp at a very well equipped Community College in Cleveland, OH (Tri-C)

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, filled with exciting projects.

And, new to our Computer Graphics maker space is the Ultimaker 2, thanks to funds provided by Dantes Inc.

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)


Madison Alesi - Computer Engineering Graphics 2 (Freshman)

Jenna Menapace - Computer Graphics 2 (Freshman)

Sarah Dangelo - Computer Graphics 2 (Junior)

 Aaron Moeller - Computer Graphics 2 (Junior)

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)


Sarah Rosengrant - Computer Engineering Graphics 2 (Sophomore)

Eden Clingham - David - Computer Engineering Graphics 2 (Sophomore)

Caitlyn Fosnacht - Computer Engineering Graphics 2 (Sophomore)

Kendall Allen - Computer Engineering Graphics 2 (Sophomore)

Candace Price - Computer Engineering Graphics 2 (Junior)

Jordan Solt Computer Engineering Graphics 2 (Junior)

Jackson Nicastro  - Computer Engineering Graphics 2 (Freshman)


Links to Outstanding Student Portfolios for the 2012-13 school year:

Gabrielle Weissmann - Computer Graphics 2 (Senior)

Mary Nina Charmaine Bergado - Computer Graphics 2 (Sophomore)

Kevin Liang - Advanced Computer Graphics and Design (Sophomore)

Kelli Johnson - Advanced Computer Graphics and Design (Junior)

John Arrington - Advanced Computer Graphics and Design (Junior)

For more information about our Technology Education program click the link below:

Now running software: Adobe CS6 Production Premium - Photoshop, Flash, Illustrator, Premiere, After Effects, Audition, and Media Encoder.
Autodesk 3D Studio Max, Maya, Mudbox, Motion Builder and Revit.
Unity 3D for game design and coding
The purpose of software is to to make ties to fields that offer students great opportunities for growth in the STEM and design fields. Computer Graphics will make direct and indirect ties to various engineering fields including:  mechanical and architectural, along with industrial design,  video game design, motion graphics fields, and graphics design, just to name a few areas where our students have found success.
Our Advanced Computer Graphics students are proud to be helping with the:
To view our Podcast series which has tips and tricks for motion graphics software used within our department visit:

2010-11 Portfolio Development Showcase

Garrett Nicholson
Senior Video Media student, attending Ithica College for Film Production

Josh Deutsch
Senior Advanced Computer Graphics

Angela Card
Senior Advanced Computer Graphics

Sean Colby
Outstanding Computer Graphics, Technology Education Student 2011
State College Area High School - South
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Last Modified on September 4, 2015