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Engineering technology department

Technology is constantly changing and improving the lives of people in our world and engineers are at the center of this important progress. With that in mind, the Niskayuna Engineering Technology Department's faculty is committed to ensuring that our students keep pace with the technological innovations of today and preparing them for the careers of tomorrow.

K-12 Director of Science and Technology: Jacqueline Carrese, jcarrese@niskyschools.org
Secretary: Melissa Marston, mmarston@niskyschools.org, (518) 382-2511, Ext. 21713

 

Middle School Technology Program

Technology Education at the Niskayuna Middle Schools is an investigative, activity-based course. Students are asked to solve technical problems through the gathering of information, the development of solutions, and the creation of a plan to solve the problem.

  • Seventh grade technology is a foundation course that develops student's technical literacy through design, invention, and innovation. Through the study of how technological solutions impact society and the environment.
  • Eighth grade technology revolves around a systems approach to the creation, monitoring and modification of technical systems

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High School Engineering Technology

The Engineering Technology courses at Niskayuna High School offer a variety of active experiences including research, design, and development of concepts and prototypes.

Through a hands-on project-based approach, students will learn new skills and apply what they have learned in other disciplines such as math and science. In fact, we help students make connections between disciplines and answer the question “how does what I am learning affect my life?" Each of the Engineering Technology classes will help students develop skills in areas such as critical thinking, teamwork, creativity, communication and problem-solving in addition to providing a solid foundation for those students who plan to pursue a scientific, technical or engineering career.

The district's affiliation with Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nationally recognized program provides the opportunity for students to take several courses that allow them to earn college credit.