Central High School of Clay County Robotics/TSA 2018-2019

Officers: Pres: Will Kennedy VP: Kaitlyn Moore Sec: Mike Zheng Tres: Adam Watts Reporter: Tori Vickers Sergeant at Arms: Jeffrey Diggs

Robotics Club consists of members who have participated in robotics in previous years as well as students taking the Project Lead the Way (PLTW) engineering classes.

Our engineering program consists of two foundation courses: Introduction to Engineering and Principles of Engineering.

Introduction to Engineering: Students dig deep into the engineering design process, applying math, science, and engineering standards to hands-on projects like designing a puzzle cube or improving an existing product. Students are given the opportunity at the end of the school year to credential as an AutoDesk Inventor user. (CAD-Computer Aided Design program)

Principles of Engineering: Students explore a broad range of engineering topics including mechanisms, strength of structure and materials, and automation, and then they apply what they know in various projects throughout the year.

Students can then take one or two of the specialized courses Computer Integrated Manufacturing or Digital Electronics.

Computer Integrated Manufacturing: Students discover and explore manufacturing processes, product design, robotics, and automation, and then they apply what they have learned to design solutions for real-world manufacturing problems.

Digital Electronics: Students explore the foundations of computing by engaging in circuit design processes to create combinational logic and sequential logic (memory) as electrical engineers do in industry.

This year the club has 33 members. Robotics members toured the Honda Plant in October to see how computer integrated manufacturing was used in building automobiles. Two teams of four members participated in the VEX Robotics competition at White Plains in November and Anniston High School in February. Students attended E Day at Auburn University in February to explore colleges of engineering. Students will attend TSA conference in April where students will compete in various competitions including technology problem solving, computer-aided design (CAD), digital video production, creed, VEX Robotics, and promotional design. Kaitlin is planning to run for state TSA office.