The Engineering, Architecture, and Drafting Program Thanks Supporters
The Engineering, Architecture, and Drafting program would like to thank all of the local Engineering and Architecture businesses that contributed to our program. Job shadows this year included: Pratt and Whitney (Chipper Trottier), City of Biddeford Planning Engineers (Josh McCauley), WBRC Engineers and Architects (Nik Lemieux, Garrett Dube, and Sam Bernard), Becker Structural Engineers (Connor Bouffard), Wright-Pierce Engineering (Will Durkin), Thermo Fisher Scientific (Quinn Campbell, Shawn Heyland, Reilly Egan, Tyler Dickinson), Caleb-Johnson Architects (Jacob LaFlamme, Jordan Stickles), Salmon Falls Architects (Jordan Stickles).BHS senior Rhyan Paquereau worked with Leo Menard and the Biddeford Community Bike Center to develop his design drawings for the new Granite Street Bike Center. Rhyan volunteered his time during summer vacation to visit the site, meet with the project members, and develop his CAD drawings using Revit Architecture. Rhyan also has developed a Memorial Garden Design for the Biddeford Central Fire Station. Our most recent class project is developing drawings for the Waterhouse Field revitalization project. These are great projects for students because they more closely resemble real world projects as opposed to curriculum from a textbook, and they give us a chance to give back to the community.Our class partnered with Maine FabLab/Engine on Maine St. in Biddeford. Several students have volunteered to teach CAD and 3D printing to the public at FabLab. A great example of students using what they’ve learned at BRCOT to benefit the community. Student volunteers include: Rhyan Paquereau, Connor Bouffard, Jordan Stickles, Sean Black, and Aaron Cantara. Thanks to to Tammy Ackerma n at Engine and Adam Chau at FabLab for making this possible. Many parts were designed and “printed” by our students using our 3 dimensional printer. A big thanks to Biddeford Saco-Rotary for donating this cutting edge piece of technology. Several students developed a new part for local company Duralife Decking using the 3D printer. Garrett Dube, Jacob LaFlamme, Sam Bernard, and Nik Lemieux worked with Jim Poulin at Duralife to design and 3D print a new retaining clip for their line of decking products.We celebrated National Engineers week with 2 guest engineers visiting our class this year. Thank you to Professional Engineer Brian Lawrence, Field Operations & Safety Engineer, FHWA Maine Division; and also to Professional Engineer Jennie Franceschi CPESC Planning Engineer.Student Quinn Campbell used his CAD skills to create parts for his team Trojonix robot which was used in the New England FIRST Robotics competition. Parts were also fabricated in BRCOT Welding and Machine Tool Programs.Field trips this year included Pratt and Whitney and New England Tech Air/Maine Steel.