New Visions Engineering
This brand new, innovative, exciting New Visions opportunity will be housed in the Engineering School on the Cornell University campus, and it will allow top area high school students to explore various engineering careers. The program will have five basic curricular components: NYS Regents/Honors Physics, Engineer Your World (a program developed by the University of Texas at Austin), on-campus engineering experiences, plus integrated English, Participation in Government and Economics courses. The engineering experiences will include: touring engineering labs across the campus, auditing an introductory Cornell University engineering class, hearing topical lectures from engineering faculty and graduate students, visiting local engineering companies, and working in the PARADIM Cornell University new research lab. This facility will give New Visions Engineering students access to world renowned leading edge research that has the possibility to alter the field of engineering. In addition, students will also be able to participate in engineering project design teams as an extracurricular activity.
Successful New Visions Engineering Program candidates must have a strong background in math and science, and a keen desire to integrate the two subjects. Students must be ready and willing to understand that math is a tool that can be applied to solve a problem in physics, and that physics is simply a mathematical way to explain the world around us. Physics is real life explained by numbers instead of words. Students should also understand that failure is one of the most powerful learning tools around, and recognize that the right answer is almost never found on the first try. Students should not be discouraged by the hard work necessary to realize that biology, physics, math, chemistry and art do not exist in a vacuum; rather, they all must be used together to achieve a common engineering goal.
Students should be excited, motivated, and above all else, be ready to have fun. This program will encourage students to gain the knowledge necessary to make themselves better engineers.
Tompkins-Cortland Community College Concurrent Enrollment Credits
PHSC 104 – General Physics I – 4 credits
University of Texas at Austin Concurrent Enrollment Credits
Engineer Your World – 3 credits in Engineering
Visit the website engineeryourworld.org for more information on this program.
For more information, contact:
David Syracuse, New Visions Engineering Teacher