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Sophomore Lab Elective Choices

Additive Manufacturing

Valley STEM Lab Elective Description

This course will be focused on 3D printing and molding. Students will work with 3D modeling and 3D printers to create projects. Plastic Injection molding will be taught as well. Students will have some exposure to pneumatic systems and some CNC operations as well. Students will then work on projects that utilize all these skills.

Valley STEM Additive Manufacturing Video

Robotics

Valley STEM Lab Elective Description

Students will learn to work with and code a 6 axis robot, including using inputs and outputs to drive the code, create and use electronic circuits, become familiar with physical computing, and work on wiring and coding basic PLC devices.

Valley STEM Robotics Video

Subtractive Manufacturing

Valley STEM Lab Elective Description

This course will be focused on Subtractive Manufacturing, we will work with the CNC Mill, Lathe and CNC Router. Students will get a better understanding of Pneumatic systems and power transmission systems. Students will then work on projects that utilize all these skills. Students will also have exposure to 3D printing and plastic injection.

Valley STEM Subtractive Manufacturing Video

Biomedical

Valley STEM Lab Elective Description

Biomedical Science is a course that integrates the principles of human anatomy and physiology with cutting edge lab techniques. Students will learn how to use their new lab skills in a clinically relevant way, and how to work in a collaborative fashion to solve problems.

Valley STEM Biomedical Video

Computer Integrated Manufacturing

Valley STEM Lab Elective Description

In Computer Integrated Manufacturing, students will learn the following; CNC Programming, operations, and setup, Industrial robotics, programming and operations, PLC Programming using ladder logic, Hydraulic theory and circuitry, and Electrical theory and circuitry.

Valley STEM Computer Integrated Manufacturing Video

Valley STEM + ME2 Academy

The Valley STEM + ME2 Academy’s mission is to prepare students in 9-10 grade with skills necessary to compete in the global economy while nurturing the characteristics of discovery, invention, application, and entrepreneurship.

Governing Board Members

  • Nick Santucci, President
  • John Kuzma, STEM Board Member
  • Dr. Stephen Rodabaugh, STEM Board Member
  • Dallas Saunders, STEM Board Member
  • Mary Valko, STEM Board Member

Additional Board Information

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