Mr. Poe's Engineering Class

  • Welcome to Engineer Your World! In this class, students work on seven(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. I plan on grading through 1-on-1 conferencing and by grading online portfolios. Ask your child if you can see theirs! 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.

    In case you haven't read the "About Myself" page yet, I'm having a son in October! His name is Anderson Micah Poe. I'll be gone from mid-October until the end of January. So, you'll need to contact the sub during that time. Keep your eye on your email; I'll send you their information when we're getting closer to the due-date. 

Here's four of our projects!