NAF Academy of Engineering

  • NAE Grand Challenges of Engineering

    1. Make solar energy economical
    2. Provide energy from fusion
    3. Develop carbon sequestration methods
    4. Manage the nitrogen cycle
    5. Provide access to clean water
    6. Restore and improve urban infrastructure
    7. Advance health infomatics
    8. Engineer better medicines
    9. Reverse-engineer the brain
    10. Prevent nuclear terror
    11. Secure cyberspace
    12. Enhance virtual reality
    13. Advance personalized learning
    14. Engineer the tools of scientific discovery

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     The Academy of Engineering answers an acute need for engineers in this country by educating high school students in the principles of engineering, and providing content in the fields of electronics, biotech, aerospace, civil engineering, and architecture. Academies use curriculum from Project Lead The Way, Inc. (PLTW)The STEM Academy, or Paxton/Patterson.  They also benefit from support provided by National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering (NACME), ConnectEd, and SME Education Foundation. Click here for more information on the curriculum available.

    Students at the Charlotte Engineering Early College (CEEC)  will take:

    Year 1

    PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design and PLTW Civil Engineering and Architecture

    Year 2

    PLTW Principles of Engineering and PLTW AP Computer Science

    Year 3


    Year 4

    PLTW EDD with English IV