Students will study and learn advanced conceptual and design techniques, using the integrated tool known as Mechanical Desktop. In addition to AutoCAD 2013, this package includes Autosurf (for surface modeling), and AutoCAD Designer, for 3-D solid and assembly modeling. Students learn how to use constraints and parametrics, and become familiar with mass properties such as mass, moments of inertia, and radii of gyration. Group projects allow student to gain a feel for the team concept, and to become familiar with “real world” design techniques.
Jason Thomas is the Executive Director of 3 Seeds Mentoring Group (NFP) and is the primary contact for this competition along with Don Brozek (firstname.lastname@example.org). He has been working with young people in the area of education and career research here in the Southland for the last 5 years. His most recent postion was director of the TRiO Talent Search Program at Prairie State College where he served 500 first generation/ low income students grades 6-12 from several south suburban communities.
Any local high schools here in the chicago south suburban community who are interested in participating please email Don Brozek (email@example.com) so he can provide your school with a registration packet that explains the competitions in detail and also explains how they will be judged along with key dates to keep everyone on track. The competition will take place in the Spring of 2018.
Here are the basic steps to get involved:
Designate a COMMITTED staff contact
COMPLETE a registration packet
ATTEND the Kickoff meet and greet
MEET with your company liasion
Help your students COMPLETE a project
COMPETE in the spring competition
Here are a few of the companies that are involved with this project: