Introduction to Engineering Problem Solving

Introduce students to the engineering design process with CoderZ, an online learning environment for programming real and virtual robots. Students work in teams to solve real-world problems using FIRST® Tech Challenge core principles and compatible hardware. Students who complete the course will be eligible to receive credit from the University of Iowa College of Engineering.

For a description of the course on the University of Iowa website click here.

For instructions how to obtain the credit from the University of Iowa click here.

Use visual (Blockly) or text editors and test your code with simulation
Based on the TETRIX FTC Competition Set and the FTC Electronics Modules and Sensors Set
Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS)
K-12 Computer Science Standards (CSTA – Computer Science Teachers Association) at Level 3 in Computing Practice & Programming
Promote 21st century skills like computational thinking and problem solving
Common Core Standards for Mathematical Practice
Iowa University – Engineering Problem Solving I academic course