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Technology . Innovation . Design . Engineering

Project Lead the Way Engineering

From launching space explorations to delivering safe, clean water to communities, engineers find solutions to pressing problems and turn their ideas into reality. Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Engineering empowers students to step into the role of an engineer, adopt a problem-solving mindset, and make the leap from dreamers to doers. The program’ s courses engage students in compelling, real-world challenges that help them become better collaborators and thinkers. Students take from the courses in-demand knowledge and skills they will use in high school and for the rest of their lives, on any career path they take.
Courses Offered: Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Engineering Design & Development, Architectural Design & Drawing, and AP Computer Science Principles.

Certifcations Available: Autodesk Inventor Certified User, the Robotics Education and Competition Foundation's Pre-Engineering Certification, The Florida Engineering Society Certification, and the AP + PLTW Recognition.
WCS Engineering students have been accepted into universities such as MIT, CalTech, Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt and the University of Florida to pursue careers in the STEM field.

HS STEM Faculty

List of 3 members.

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    Mr. Michael Gambrell 

    Director of Engineering; MS/HS Computer Science & Engineering Teacher
    Ext. 1232
    Virginia Tech - Bachelor's Degree, Economics
    University of Advancing Technology - Master's Degree, Software Design
    University of Pheonix - Education Specialist
  • Photo of Brianna Upton

    Mrs. Brianna Upton 

    HS Science & Engineering Teacher
    Ext. 1303
    Dillard University - Bachelor's Degree, Physics
    Georgia State University - Master's Degree, Physics
    Georgia Institute of Technology - Bachelor's Degree, Aerospace Engineering
  • Ms. Anastasia Casimir 

    High School Math/Engineering Teacher
    Florida International University - Bachelor's Degree, Interdisciplinary Studies

ENGINEERING PROGRAM BY CAMPUS:

Honor Societies

International Robotics Honor Society

The International Robotics Honor Society recognizes individual students that meet specified criteria within academics, robotics, personal character, and community service.

Computer Science Honor Society

The purpose of the Society shall be to cultivate thriving environments for success in computer science in the school community by encouraging students’ enthusiasm, honoring academic excellence, and promoting service.

Student Clubs

Warrior Robotics

Students who wish to further their engineering skills may also apply for the VEX EDR competitive robotic teams. These after-school student clubs allow students to build and program their own robot, and to showcase their skills at local, state and national competitions.

SWENext Warriors

SWENext Warriors mentors and encourages female students ages 13 to 18 to take engineering classes and to consider engineering as a major in college. An outreach program of the Society of Women Engineers, this student club participates in the "Introduce a Girl to Engineering" Day at the University of Miami and also held a gift giving drive for young mothers at COPE Center South.

College Resources

For More Information

For more information about STEM-related student clubs, please contact Mr. Michael Gambrell