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  • A Breath of Fresh Air

    A Breath of Fresh Air You take a deep breath. Suddenly, you being coughing and your lungs, full of carbon dioxide, wheeze in disapproval. You run down the block to escape this eroded air. You inhale and yet again, your lungs quiver, begging you to stop. Although we cannot see them, we know that they are there, waiting for their turn to strike our bodies and cause havoc to our atmosphere. How can we escape these pests that we know as air pollutants? The answer is to begin not only educating the world about the green movement but also take the necessary steps to keep our environment clean. This fundamental process will not occur over night, but if we attack this problem in small, reasonable proportions, our collective effort will make an impact. To begin this inter-societal process, we must target an audience with an open mind, teeming with brilliant ideas that will potentially change the world. We must look to students, who will inevitably leave their legacy on society, to fuel this green movement.

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  • Too Much Effort

    When teenagers think of high school, they think of going to prom, attending football games, meeting new people, and graduating. One important moment that most teens also anticipate is learning how to drive. Driving, to many people, is a sign of maturity and freedom.

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Tier 1 – Foundation Courses

Introduction to Engineering Design


In this course, students use 3D solid modeling design software to help them design solutions to solve proposed problems. 
Students will learn how to document their work and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional 
community. This course is designed for 9th or 10th grade students. The major focus of the IED course is to expose students 
to the design process, research and analysis, teamwork, communication methods, global and human impacts, engineering 
standards and technical documentation.

Principles of Engineering

This survey course of engineering exposes students to some of the major concepts they’ll encounter in a postsecondary 
engineering course of study. Students have an opportunity to investigate engineering and high-tech careers and to develop 
skills and understanding of course concepts. Students employ engineering and scientific concepts in the solution of engineering 
design problems. They develop problem-solving skills and apply their knowledge of research and design to create solutions to 
various challenges. Students also learn how to document their work and communicate their solutions to peers and members of 
the professional community. This course is designed for 10th or 11th grade students.

Digital Electronics

This course is the study of electronic circuits that are used to process and control digital signals. Digital electronics is the 
foundation of all modern electronic devices such as cellular phones, MP3 players, laptop computers, digital cameras and highdefinition televisions. The major focus of the DE course is to expose students to the process of combinational and sequential 
logic design, teamwork, communication methods, engineering standards and technical documentation. This course is designed 
for 10th or 11th grade students.

Tier 2 – Specialization Courses 

Aerospace Engineering

The major focus of this course is to expose students to the world of aeronautics, flight and engineering through the fields of 
aeronautics, aerospace engineering and related areas of study. Lessons engage students in engineering design problems related 
to aerospace information systems, astronautics, rocketry, propulsion, the physics of space science, space life sciences, the 
biology of space science, principles of aeronautics, structures and materials, and systems engineering. Students work in teams 
utilizing hands-on activities, projects and problems and are exposed to various situations faced by aerospace engineers. In 
addition, students use 3D design software to help design solutions to proposed problems. Students design intelligent vehicles to 
learn about documenting their project, solving problems and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community. This course is designed for 11th or 12th grade students

E2TA Announcements

  • La Mirada High School will begin Project Lead the Way engineering courses during the 2013-2014 school year. Mr. Choi and Mr. Gallardo will instruct the course offerings to year one and year two engineering students.
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Last Modified on January 27, 2014