Camelback Engineering Sciences
    seniors 2018  
    Teacher: Stephanie Besch 

    Email: besch@phoenixunion.org



    Calling all students that enjoy a challenge, are not afraid of math, and want to integrate science and art!


    Engineering Sciences is a rigorous, creative and project based curriculum.


    This is a three year program designed to prepare students for university.



    The course involves hands-on experiences and incorporates technical skills while using advanced software and equipment.


    Students will learn AutoCAD and SolidWorks - two professional modeling and drafting programs. 

    Students also learn our CNC machines (plasma cutter, mill, lathes, laser engraver), welding and basic wood working skills.  
    A large part of the curriculum as a junior involves solving design/build problems in teams.
    rack  weld
    Engineering Sciences incorporates phyics concepts within all three years of the program - designing, buidling and testing forces. 
    =testing compression math testing
     Students apply their skills in AutoCAD to a custom design/build project in order to learn the wood working tools in the lab.  This year (2017-2108) the juniors created some unique stools to be used around the lab.

    cutting saucer angles pent patch big blocks checker

    Students will also learn to build, code and compete with robots!
    Engineering Sciences integrates VEX robotics and Skills USA competitions into the course. 
    click here to check out Skills USA  and here for VEX Robotics
    Seniors participate in EPICS at ASU.
    EPICS stands for Engineering Projects in Community Service.
    Seniors partner with non-profits or needs-based organizations in the community and design/build them real-world solutions to their issues.   
    Check this link for more information on ASU EPICS High School 
    The Circle the City team was recently asked to present at ASU along side the college EPICS teams for a design review
    TEAM present ASU present
    DELIVERED 2/7/19 to the Welcome to America Project!
    Four custom, mobile clothing organizers for their pop-up Clothing Closets, designed to allow local refugees to 'shop' donated goods with dignity.
    Clients of the Foundation for Senior Living received custom, wheelchair and walker accessible planter beds.
    bed in use bed in use 2
    And a mobile nursing station for the Circle the City downtown clinic
    nurse station
    Students designed and built a loading dock ramp that will rotate with ease and adjust to any truck bed height.
    Installed at the Veterans Furniture Center
     mobile ramp
    Our EPICS partners for the 2017-2018 school year were Homeward BoundAudubon ArizonaWesley Community and Health Centers, and Franklin Police and Fire High School.
    Below are some images of the work we did for these Valley non-profits.
    For the Nina Mason Pulliam Rio Salado Audubon Center
    Audubon Remodel
    Book cases

    Signage and Monument Letters for Homeward Bound Arizona

      monument sign mayor street sign
    CEO snipHB
    New obstacles on the obstacle course for Franklin Police and Fire High School
    new course king of the hill arrest
    Medical carts for the Medical Assistants of the Wesley Community Health Center
    medical carts cart in use karla joc julio
    This year (2018) the Wesley Knights won 2nd place most Epic EPICS project for their medical carts gifted to the Wesley Comminuty and Health Centers. 
    Homeward Bound won the 1st place Generator Award for their Pitch Fund and Clan Heron (Audubon) won 3rd place Generator Award.
    Wesley Winners
    Here is a link to the 2018 EPICS Showcase Awards 
    The 2016-2017 seniors won 1st place in the Generator Awards and 2nd place for the most Epic EPICS project.   
    Check out the link!
    Generator Awards  
    Here is the winning bike rack installed at Circle the City!
    See it for yourself on 2nd Avenue and Osborn. 
    Custom Bike Rack  


    Join my class and become a member of Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO), SkillsUSA.

    My class focuses on process-based improvements by using Vex Robotics in preparation for regional competitions.  By using this process, it helps students make the gradual progression into the engineering field as professionals.


    Arizona Department of Education Course Standards Assessed:

    Engineering Sciences and WorkPlace Employability Skills