Mr. Poe's Engineering Class

  • Welcome to Engineer Your World! In this class, students work on eight(ish) projects including building a pinhole camera, creating an earthquake-proof building, and fabricating an aerial imaging device. Along the way, students study various kinds of engineering, learn how to solve problems, and build products with their own two hands. It can be challenging, but students find this class to be rewarding and analogous to real-world engineering firms. Students often tell me this is their favorite class because the lessons are enjoyable, there aren't any tests, and they get to be with their friends. 

    For daily instructional materials, we'll use Canvas. Grades are mostly obtained via online portfolios. Parents, I will email a link to your child's portfolio at the beginning of the year. For more logistical information, click on the syllabus in the tabs on the left. Additionally, I'll push out updates for this class through email from time to time. Use the tabs on the left to familiarize yourself with those platforms. For two-way communication, email me at and I'll respond within one business day.

Here's four of our projects!