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Review your 2019 Growth Goals

posted Nov 30, 2018, 11:07 AM by Nikhil Joshi   [ updated Jan 9, 2019, 12:28 PM ]

FbD 1-on-1 Standards Template

posted Nov 7, 2018, 11:54 AM by Nikhil Joshi

Please make a copy of the template in your google drive and verify I have edit access.

Milestone 1 Requirements

posted Oct 15, 2018, 11:59 AM by Nikhil Joshi   [ updated Oct 26, 2018, 10:41 AM ]

M1 is on Friday 10/26. The blue items below represent the sum of the work your team has accomplished in this milestone. The green items document the individual work you've accomplished this milestone. The written work must be complete by midnight on M1.  The videos must be complete before midnight on the Tuesday after M1.

1. Project Overview document, describing your 
  • Overall description of projects including diagrams describing components/sub-components as appropriate
  • goals and timeline, including Gantt charts 
  • Tier C through Tier A feature requirements 
  • Detailed work items for M1
  • General work items for M2-M4
2. Project design, development, and test documentation, as appropriate, showing your progress against your M1 goals.

3. Team Project documentary (with captions) between 3min and 5min covering (1) and (2) above.

4. Individual work logs detailing your contribution to (1)-(3) above.

5. Individual project documentary (with captions) between 1min and 2min covering (4) above.

Assessment Requirements for Fri 10/12

posted Oct 8, 2018, 11:49 AM by Nikhil Joshi   [ updated Oct 8, 2018, 11:50 AM ]

Every person in the class must link me to evidence of the work they have individually complete over the last 4 weeks. Evidence can be:

  • daily or weekly work logs summarizing what was completed that week. Evidence (documentation) must be presented for that completed work so I can verify it was done and assess its quality.
  • If research was done to learn new content, document that that research as a short 1-2 page paper for each topic.
  • If work items were broken down into tasks and recorded in the Gantt Chart, then every task in the Gantt chart should have at least a paragraph describing what that task encompasses or what will be documented or demonstrable when that task is completed.
  • Your work and tasks should be SMART compliant when appropriate. For example, if you'r doing background research or learning something for you project you must 
    • specify the topics that will be researched and the sources that were used
    • measure your progress by documenting what you learned in a paper or content-rich outline
    • Determine a Realistic goal for what will be accomplished
    • specify a timeline for continue work or document the timeline for tasks that are already completed, including if you were on schedule, early, or late compared to the projected schedule.

I will be assessing you against the engineering standards specified on the Syllabus page.  Submit your work on a Trello list titled "To Grade on Fri 10/12" with cards for each person that contain links or other attachments to your assessment documents and/or other evidence of work.

2019 Project Pitches

posted Sep 13, 2018, 8:10 AM by Nikhil Joshi   [ updated Sep 13, 2018, 8:12 AM ]

Here are the ideas everyone pitched on 9/12.  See if you can find commonalities, overlaps, and/or synergy between projects. With 13 students we should try to get to 3 or 4 projects for the year.

2019 FbD Project Brainstorm

2019 Employee Information Survey

posted Sep 10, 2018, 11:44 AM by Nikhil Joshi

Final Presentation Schedule

posted Jun 12, 2018, 8:11 AM by Nikhil Joshi

8:50Students greet guests in RAHS Lobby and bring them to CAD Lab.
CAD Lab (2370)Joshi's Rm (2380)
JudgesJames Raisbeck, Corey Marshall, Austin Link, Andrea DickasonSpring Beasley, Desirae Toth, Dan Hrehov
9:50-10:10ISSDC1 (Grace et. al)ISSDC2 (Kayla et. al)
10:35-10:45Project DebriefCAD Lab

Senior Showcase 5/30-5/31

posted May 7, 2018, 8:22 AM by Nikhil Joshi   [ updated May 17, 2018, 9:20 AM ]

For the senior showcase you will need to have

Please fill-in the Senior Showcase Coverage spreadsheet for your team. I need at least one, preferably two, team members for each session (Wed advisory, Thu advisory, and Thu after school). If you have any set-up needs indicate in the notes column.
  1. 7-12 slide presentation summarizing the goals, development, testing, results, and lessons learned from the project.
  2. A trifold display for the project
  3. A working demo of your project
Details on the Senior Showcase are below.

Senior Showcase Update!

Thank you for participating in the Senior Showcase!

Here is more information about the event:


May 30, 2018

  • From 3:00 - 3:30, the 9th and 10th grade Advisory students will come see your presentations.

May 31, 2018

  • From 3:00 - 3:30pm, the 11th and 12th grade Advisory students will come see your presentations. From 3:30pm - 6:00pm is the formal presentation time open to parents, mentors, guest judges, community members, etc.
    • You should plan on being the for the whole length of the evening, plus clean up time.


  • The Showcase occurs in the Boeing Presentation Center (BPC).


  • You will be showcasing your work “Science Fair style” with tables, tri-folds, laptops, etc
  • You will be talking to people as they move from table to table through the BPC.
  • Each of you will have a long table to use.
  • We recommend forming a ring around the outside of the room.


  • You will be able to set up your table before school and during lunch on May 30.
  • You may leave some materials there, such as your tri-fold.
  • Valuable equipment and laptop video presentations should not be left overnight or during the day.


  • Please invite your friends and family! (Especially since they will be voting!)
  • We will have coffee service for our guests.
    • You might want to bring water and/or a snack to make it through to the end. 

Employee Information Survey

posted Sep 15, 2017, 8:33 AM by Nikhil Joshi

Please fill out the 2018 FbD Employee Survey. This will collect contact and activities information to help me contact you with class updates, understand your time commitments this year and help me work with you productively. Thanks.

Project Brainstorm due Monday 9/11

posted Sep 8, 2017, 2:30 PM by Nikhil Joshi

This weekend think about a team project you want to work on this year.
  • Consider a technical skill you want to learn or improve, like programming, CAD, or manufacturing, or a STEM area you want to learn more about.
  • It should be ambitious enough to take much of the year.
  • It should be something you can work on with a team of two or more people, so you have someone to bounce ideas off of, someone to share the work, and someone to coordinate with.
  • It need not be directly aviation/aerospace related but should at least be STEM related.
  • It should have a demonstrable or measurable product at the end of the year.
  1. Write down what you want to do/learn/achieve in a single sentence. For example - "by the end of the year, working with x people we will have...".
  2. Take that project description and define it better with a paragraph. If it can be split up into several stages, briefly describe those stages and how they're related. For example "The xxx will be composed of three subunits. The first will... The second will..." etc.
Be prepared to share the sentence and/or paragraph on Monday with the class.

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