HMTech Classes

Middle School

The classes for students in grades 6-8 are designed to teach students basic fundamentals and apply what they have learned to fun hands-on activities. This year the students will get a choice of 2 classes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Click on the course titles below to view the course descriptions

Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry!

Mix it, Make it, Explore it! Take time to understand the composition, structure, and properties of matter through multiple hand-on experiments.

Circuit Playground – Microcontrollers

Would you like to learn electronics, with an all-in-one board that has sensors and LEDs built in? Circuit Playground is here, and it’s the best way to practice programming on real hardware. Activities include programming neo-pixels, a motion sensor, temperature sensor, light sensor, sound sensor, speaker, push buttons and switches!

Mechanical Engineering: Design and 3D Printing

This course explores the endless exciting and creative opportunities Mechanical Engineering can offer through the use of Computer-aided Design (CAD) and 3D printing.

Preparing For Success!

In this course you will learn about the broad range of STEM careers, goal setting, build your own vision board, write a resume, and practice interviewing.

Robot Design and Programming

Want to build a robot? And program it to do interesting things? This course will introduce you to the design and programming of a FIRST Tech Challenge-class robot. You’ll learn about fundamental engineering and computer science principles; you’ll design and build a robot from scratch; and you’ll program it to move around its world.

Understanding Money: Personal Finance

Learn the basic principles of managing money. Through interactive and hands-on activities students will explore the value of the dollar. Concepts include how it is earned, how it is managed, and ways to make it grow.

High School

The classes for students in grades 9-12 are designed to teach students basic fundamentals and apply what they have learned to fun hands-on activities. This year the students will get a choice of 2 classes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Click on the course titles below to view the course descriptions

Circuit Playground – Microcontrollers

Would you like to learn electronics, with an all-in-one board that has sensors and LEDs built in? Circuit Playground is here, and it’s the best way to practice programming on real hardware. Activities include programming neo-pixels, a motion sensor, temperature sensor, light sensor, sound sensor, speaker, push buttons and switches!

Everyday Math

"When will I ever use algebra, trigonometry, probability, or calculus”? In this math application course students will look to the world of aviation for this answer. This course will allow students to explore how math can help them to design better paper airplanes and understand how aircraft work. This will challenge your thinking while opening your understanding of the world around you!!

Everyday STEM – Neuroscience & Neuromorphic Computing

We’ll take a look at neuroscience from the molecular to whole brain viewpoint. Did you know we are trying to design computer chips to work more like our human brain?  One exciting application space is in computer sensory input.  Are computers starting to ‘see’ and ‘hear’ more like we do?  We have neuromorphic chips at Sandia, and we’ll discuss how these chips will be on your cellphone in a few years. 

Everyday STEM – Use of Materials to Make Our Lives Better

We will provide a brief description of the three types of materials-metals, polymers and ceramics & glasses, and describe the interesting ways in which science is used to make technical progress that have made all of our lives better. Examples will include energy- solar cells and batteries, medical -stents and dental implants, communications- gorilla glass for phone covers and glass for internet fibers, transportation- jet engines turbine blades and engine valves, and defense-armor materials.

Everyday STEM – Subject 1: What Makes an Aircraft Fly / Subject 2: What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum

Have you ever asked yourself how your eyes perceive the world around us or heated up your food in a microwave and thought how’d that work? Then this course is for you!  Come explore the forces of flight, the concepts/skills needed to take to the air, important discovery in the history of the science, and get some answers to some of your greatest question.

Preparing For Success!

In this course you will learn about the broad range of STEM careers, goal setting, build your own vision board, write a resume, and practice interviewing.

Robot Design and Programming

Want to build a robot? And program it to do interesting things? This course will introduce you to the design and programming of a FIRST Tech Challenge-class robot. You’ll learn about fundamental engineering and computer science principles; you’ll design and build a robot from scratch; and you’ll program it to move around its world.

Opening Session

Parents/Guardians, we invite you to join us on the first day for a quick overview of the HMTech program!

When: Saturday, June 4, 2022

Where: Albuquerque High School

Time: 8:30 – 8:50 AM

Schedule

June 4

Lunch: 10:45 – 11:30 AM
Period 1
9:00 – 10:40 AM
Period 2
11:35 AM – 1:15 PM
Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry
LaRico Treadwell
Middle School 
Mechanical Engineering: Design and 3D Printing
Noah Fudge
Middle/High School
Circuit Playground – Microcontrollers
Michelle Chatter
Erin Akinnikawe
Willy Evans
Rudy Garcia

Middle/High School 
Understanding Money: Personal Finance
Elijah Hammond & Keith Hill
Middle School
Everyday Math
Gerard Bennett
High School 
Robot Design and Programming
Zac Van Note
John M. Linebarger
Aimee Linebarger
Middle/High School
Preparing For Success!
Johnathon Huff & Tameka Huff
Middle/High School 
Everyday STEM – Neuroscience, and Neuromorphic Computing
Ingrid Lane
High School 

June 11

Lunch: 10:45 – 11:30 AM
Period 1
9:00 – 10:40 AM
Period 2
11:35 AM – 1:15 PM
Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry
LaRico Treadwell
Middle School 
Mechanical Engineering: Design and 3D Printing
Noah Fudge
Middle/High School
Circuit Playground – Microcontrollers
Michelle Chatter
Erin Akinnikawe
Willy Evans
Rudy Garcia

Middle/High School 
Understanding Money: Personal Finance
Elijah Hammond & Keith Hill
Middle School
Everyday Math
Gerard Bennett
High School 
Robot Design and Programming
Zac Van Note
John M. Linebarger
Aimee Linebarger

Middle/High School
Preparing For Success!
Johnathon Huff & Tameka Huff
Middle/High School 
Everyday STEM – Use of Materials to Make Our Lives Better
Rajan Tandon
High School

June 18

Lunch: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Period 1
9:00 – 9:55 AM
Period 2
10:00 – 10:55 AM
Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry
LaRico Treadwell
Middle School 
Mechanical Engineering: Design and 3D Printing
Noah Fudge
Middle/High School
Circuit Playground – Microcontrollers
Michelle Chatter
Erin Akinnikawe
Willy Evans
Rudy Garcia

Middle/High School 
Understanding Money: Personal Finance
Elijah Hammond & Keith Hill
Middle School
Everyday Math
Gerard Bennett
High School 
Robot Design and Programming
Zac Van Note
John M. Linebarger
Aimee Linebarger

Middle/High School
Preparing For Success!
Johnathon Huff & Tameka Huff
Middle/High School 
Everyday STEM – What Makes an Aircraft Fly /
What is the Electromagnetic Spectrum?
Lt. Col Alex Carothers
High School 
Closing Ceremony

Parents/Guardians, we invite you to join us on the last day for a lunch and a presentation from our Sandia Leadership!

When: Saturday, June 18, 2022

Where: Albuquerque High School

Time: 12:00 – 1:15 PM

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