SystemsGo is for high school students grades 9-12
SystemsGo offers a four-year, sequenced curriculum that fulfills the STEM endorsement for Texas high schools, meeting the 4×4 graduation requirements.
All levels are designed to meet CTE course TEKS objectives, align with SystemsGo’s four-year sequenced STEM endorsement, provide knowledge of the R&D industry and its fundamentals, promote application of students’ R&D knowledge base, and develop R&D work and life skills within the students.
Principles of Applied Engineering (PAE)
PAE is a full-year curriculum, The PAE year is designed promote a student’s understanding of innovation, the R&D industry, and work/life skills such as problem-solving, design, development, testing and analysis, leadership, and teamwork.
Engineering Design and Presentation I (EDP-I)
EDP-1 is designed to introduce the student to the field of mechanical drafting. This is an introductory type course that teaches basic mechanical drawing skills and methods. The student will also be introduced to Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) using AutoCad Mechanical.
Scientific Research & Development (SRD)
The student will learn problem-solving tools found within the four main energy systems: mechanical, fluid, electrical, and thermal. In addition, the student will be introduced to additional life skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, problem-solving, design and development, testing and analysis, documentation, and others.
In the second semester, the students complete a design and development project with two success criteria: rocket on the pad by scheduled date and flight performance that gets a 1.0-lb research package to an altitude of 5,280-ft.
Engineering Design & Problem Solving (EDPS)
Students continue to learn problem-solving skills, to complete a design and development project with these two success criteria: rocket on the pad by scheduled date and flight performance to achieve transonic velocity while staying under a 13,000-ft ceiling.
Engineering Design & Presentation II (EDP-II)
Application of the student’s knowledge base and the furthered development of life and work skills, cognitive reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, design and development, testing and analysis, documentation, and teamwork and leadership.
The students, or project team, will develop a flight profile to present to NASA flight engineers. Review will follow the industry approved Research Design and Development Loop (RD&D Loop) which will be used to design and build a vehicle to take a scientific payload 80K to 100K ft. These vehicles are launched with support of the U.S. Army at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) in New Mexico.