What is Engineering?
The engineering strand of ISTEM focuses on Robotics and Industrial Controls. Students in the engineering program have the oportunity to learn the LabVIEW programming language, which is an industry standard language for industrial controllers. Students will look at the electronics and mechatronics that make robots work and other industrial systems work.
- Engineering Technology 1 - 3
- Engineering Technology is a mathematics-based engineering course that students will take all three years in their strand. Engineering Technology focuses on Industrial Controls and covers the manufacturing and research industries that use robotics and automation to help invent, create and produce new products. Topics include:
- Engineering Design Process
- Hardware Design and Software Programming of Industrial Controls
- LabVIEW Certification
- Additional topics of study.
- Applied Applications
- LabVIEW certification & personalized instruction with long-term projects
Possible careers in Engineering include:
⚙ Aerospace Engineer
⚙ Civil Engineer
⚙ Computer Software Engineer
⚙ Electrical Engineer
⚙ Environmental Engineer
⚙ Nuclear Engineer
⚙ Industrial Engineer
Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer
- The NI Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer is the first step in the three-part NI LabVIEW certification process. It indicates a broad working knowledge of the LabVIEW environment, a basic understanding of coding and documentation best practices, and the ability to read and interpret existing code. You can use this certification to assess and validate an individual’s LabVIEW development skills for the purpose of project staffing or career advancement.
Mr. Friedman is in his 4th year being
the Engineering instructor for the ISTEM magnet program at Countryside.
He puts the incoming 9th graders through a wide-raging course of Science,
Technical, and Engineering topics, preparing them for the more in-depth
ISTEM strand work. He is also the instructor for the Engineering strand
specializing in Industrial Controls and Automation.
Before becoming a teacher, Mr. Friedman ran an engineering company managing 31 engineers and scientists doing product design and research, and working with failing companies doing corporate turnaround. His firm is responsible for saving over 43 companies from closing their doors. Mr. Friedman was CEO of Engineering Strategies, CIO of Graphic Design Systems, and Director of Information Services of HESC, a medical health care service company. Mr. Friedman holds degrees in Electronic Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Engineering Technology, and has graduate degrees in Technology and Innovation Management.