As teachers it is important to interject real-world applications with science and math whenever possible. Students often do not connect the principles to the career opportunities. In our society, advanced manufacturing is creating many exciting careers that incorporate these scientific principles and provide excellent salaries. This project will require students to determine and design methods that will move a selected product in a designed assembly process.
Students in middle and high school must be made aware of the opportunities, processes and careers paths that are available in advanced manufacturing. Throughout this capstone project, teams of students will document (photographically/written) and sketch (hand drawn/computer generated) the reverse engineering of a project, the selection of a part and the designing of a mock-up assembly process for reassembly.