2015 - 2016 Research and Development Projects
In CTE Design Technology —a STEM program—students learn about product development, engineering principles, and manufacturing processes with state‐of‐the art software (such as AutoCAD, Inventor, Solid‐Works, MasterCam, and others) and equipment (such as 3‐D printing, Advanced Laser Cutting Technology, CNC plasma cutter, HAAS CNC mill, HAAS CNC lathe, and many others). Senior R&D students are all involved in senior capstone projects that apply the knowledge and skills they have developed in relevant, engaging project‐based learning.
3 Wheeled Motorcycle Powered Street Machine - The Scorpion
Advanced Laser Technology
Below: CTE Design Technology students are working with the newest cutting‐edge advanced CO2 laser technology as part of their senior‐level capstone project in the 4th year Research and Development course at Dakota High School. These advanced students are working individually and in groups on a product development challenge under the guidance of instructor Mr. Scott Mitchell.
Monster 4x4 Electric Golf Cart - The Phoenix
Below: Senior Research and Development students are working on a custom electric 4 wheel drive - offroad golf cart as part of their senior‐level capstone project. These advanced students are working in a group of 4 to develop a truly custom one-of-a-kind monster golf cart with monster truck style suspension. Students took a completely stock Ez Go electric golf cart and will transform it into one of the baddest 4x4 cart ever built at the high school level.