Engineering classes aided by 3D design software: SolidWorks software supports districts' engineering programs with CAD capabilities.Prospective engineering students at K-12 schools nationwide are tapping into SolidWorks 3D CAD software to prepare them for the mechanical engineering courses they'll study in college.
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Area, 52,586 sq mi (136,198 sq km). Pop. , for example, junior and senior high school students in the Wake County (N.C.) Public School System (WCPSS WCPSS Wake County Public School System (North Carolina) ), one of the fastest growing school districts in the country, are getting a head start on engineering careers with SolidWorks. WCPSS has standardized standardized
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see mortality rate. pre-engineering instruction on SolidWorks and is using 425 licenses of SolidWorks in 17 high schools in the Raleigh area to teach students three-dimensional computer-aided design computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided design and drafting (CADD), form of automation that helps designers prepare drawings, specifications, parts lists, and other design-related elements using special graphics- and calculations-intensive (3D CAD) basics.
WCPSS serves more than 104,000 students from kindergarten kindergarten [Ger.,=garden of children], system of preschool education. Friedrich Froebel designed (1837) the kindergarten to provide an educational situation less formal than that of the elementary school but one in which children's creative play instincts would be through 12th grade in 125 schools. The school system is located in the Research Triangle, a hotbed hotbed, low, glass-covered frame structure for starting tender plants. It differs from a cold frame only in that the soil is heated—either artificially as by underground electric wiring or steampipes, or naturally with partially fermented stable manure, which of high technology research and education formed by North Carolina State University History
"The Wake County Public School System The Wake County Public School System is a public school district located in Wake County, North Carolina. With 134,002 students enrolled as of the 2007/08 school year, it is the largest public school district in North Carolina. It ranks 19th largest nationwide. has become one of the success stories in education in the country partly because we provide our students with the best educational tools available," says Craig Pendergraft, senior administrator for technology education.
John Geraghty, a drafting teacher at Southeast Raleigh High School, uses SolidWorks to teach second-level drafting students to design gears, cams, pistons Pistons can mean:
Some districts are introducing the 3D CAD software even earlier in the process. The Thompson School District in North Central Colorado Central Colorado is a region of the U.S. state of Colorado. It can be roughly defined by Jackson County in the northwest, Weld County in the northeast, Pueblo County in the southeast, and Chaffee County in the southwest. , for example, has purchased 160 licenses of SolidWorks Education Edition software to give students--beginning in the seventh grade--every possible advantage in their education and careers.
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Boulder, city (1990 pop. 83,312), seat of Boulder co., N central Colo.; inc. 1871. A Rocky Mountain resort and a suburb of Denver, it is the seat of the Univ. of Colorado (1876). County and southern Fort Collins, the district will use the SolidWorks Education Edition to teach design and engineering to students throughout the district's five middle schools and five high schools. District representatives say they selected SolidWorks software over competing offerings because of the product's quality, its superior technical support, its high level of usage in area businesses, and its dominance in colleges and universities. The SolidWorks Education Edition also includes COSMOS analysis software, which helps students develop important problem-solving skills while they analyze their designs, and allows them to test materials and factors of safety.
SolidWorks software was also the specific recommendation of business community advisors to Thompson School District, who cited SolidWorks' prevalence in the region's industry.
Middle-schoolers will use SolidWorks as part of an industrial technology curriculum that progresses from 2D to 3D and culminates in the design and construction of sophisticated products like C02-powered dragsters that students actually race. "It's critical in today's world of heightened global competition that the engineers of tomorrow start learning their craft as early as possible and in all three dimensions," says Ben Deason, the district's middle school curriculum representative and an industrial technology teacher at Lucile Erwin Middle School. "SolidWorks is the right tool since it's the number one 3D mechanical design product in industry and in our evaluation, in terms of quality, reliability, and ease of use."
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