Introduction to Engineering

  • Course Description: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) is a high school engineering course in the PLTW Engineering Program. In IED, students explore engineering tools and apply a common approach to the solution of engineering problems, an engineering design process. Utilizing project-based learning, students progress from completing structured activities to solving open-ended projects and problems that require
    them to plan, document, communicate, and develop other professional skills.

    Students will learn engineering-related skills such as technical sketching, modeling in CAD (Fusion 360), reverse engineering, additive and subtractive manufacturing (3d-printer & laser cutter).  In addition, students will learn engineering processes and information such as the Engineering and Design Process, creating a design brief, and the design elements and principles.  For more info, check out the videos and pictures to the right featuring a tour of the room and some sample student work!

    Intro to Engineering: What we do & Technology Tour



    1. Is this an Honor's Course?
      • Yes, and while the course is rigorous, it is formatted such that students of all levels can take the course and be successful.  Students do receive a 0.5 Honors credit on their GPA for taking the course!
    2. More questions to come following rising 8th Grader Night!



Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Vernon


Title: Teacher, Career Tech Dept. Chair

Subject(s): Engineering, Physics

Teaching since: 2011

Teaching at Walton since: 2011

Degree(s): Industrial Engineering (Georgia Tech), Mathematics Education (Mercer)

Extracurricular: Head Coach of Swim & Dive, Co-Sponsor w/ Mrs. Guiendon for SWE (Society of Women in Engineering)

Fun Fact(s): Graduated from Sprayberry, huge fan of the Minnesota Vikings & Atlanta United!