Build-It Engineering!

In most math and science classes students are given a clearly defined problem and are supposed to get the right answer; but, in the real world ?problems are unique, ambiguous, and multifaceted. In Build-It Engineering we solve real problems, as we sketch, make computer models, and build amazing things like medieval siege engines and 3-D printed puzzles. We will use a hands-on approach to high-level design and drafting as we define and solve engineering puzzles like: transportation over uneven terrain, accurate projectile motion, and complex-machine design. Along the way we?ll work on improving critical thinking, reasoning about complex solutions, and communicating in different forms.


Your Teacher – Martin Derige

martin derige portraitMartin hails from the icy, sunshiny land of Winnipeg, Manitoba, where he obtained a degree in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba. He has worked with students of all ages, from playing dodge ball in school gyms to peer tutoring sleep-deprived engineers. He teaches math, science, and chemistry, and lives for that ?Aha! Eureka!? moment when the kids just get it. Martin has a healthy sense of curiosity and compassion about the world and is always seeking to connect with the cool people who are part of it, like his family and friends ? and the staff and students at Brain Boost! He exercises his brain with music, gaming, visual art, design, and puzzles of all types, and exercises his body through adventures like climbing, running in the woods, and day-long hikes in the mountains. He can often be found eating spaghetti.


How much does it cost?

When is it?
Wednesday & Friday 10-12

What are the dates?
Term 2:?February 8 – June 21

What ages is it appropriate for?
15 ? 17

What credits can be earned?
Tech Ed 10 or 11


Contact us to sign up

To be eligible for credit for this class, students must be enrolled in an accredited distance learning program.
Students may withdraw up to 14 days after the start of the pod and receive a full refund for the class minus the cancellation fee of $100. After that time, the fees are non-refundable.?