Engineering Design & Development (EDD)Capstone Course, PLTW Pathway to EngineeringTCD is a PLTW Certified School
Collaboration makes things happen! In this capstone course, you will work as part of a team to develop a solution to a technical problem of your choosing. Challenge yourself with one of those “don’t you hate it when...” issues of the world and try to solve it. Or see a need here at TCD, your home high school, or your community and find a way to meet that need. Research, design, test, and construct your solution or recommendations, then present it to industry or community partners. You and your team will use what you’ve already learned to guide you through the process of design and product development. Who knows? You may solve a problem that has stumped others!
But what KIND of project?Click here for examples of actual EDD projects from around the nation, tackled by PLTW Pathway to Engineering students just like you.Instructor:Mark LindbergPhotos from the 2015 TCD Engineering Showcase.View the projects presented at the 2017 TCD Engineering Showcase:View the projects presented at the 2015 TCD Engineering Showcase:View the projects presented at the 2014 TCD Engineering Showcase:
View the projects presented at the 2013 TCD Engineering Showcase:
Automotive Entry System Redesigned
Light Bulb Changer
Chain Link Removal Tool Retractable Cord Management Device Portable Ergonomic Chair for the Elderly
EDD is the capstone course in TCD's PLTW Pathway to Engineering course sequence. Students wishing to enroll in EDD should have successfully completed one of the Pathway to Engineering specialized courses first semester.
For maximum recognition or credit from PLTW-affiliated colleges and universities, it is recommended that a student successfully complete the two foundation courses, one specialized course, and the capstone course. Some affiliates give recognition/credit on a course by course basis. For more information click here.For additional PLTW course information:
Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) - foundation course
Principles of Engineering (POE) - foundation course
Digital Electronics (DE) - specialized courseCivil Engineering & Architecture (CEA) -- specialized course
Computer Science Principles (CSP) -- specialized course