Cardinal Mooney has taken a step deep into the 21st century with the addition of two new courses that will introduce a Cloud manufacturing program to the curriculum and further develop the school's STEM--science, technology, engineering and math--programs.
Inventor Cloud courses are multidisciplinary, problem and inquiry based learning which stimulates student interest. They instill lifelong learning and problem solving skills essential for career success. Courses integrate rich and relevant course content derived from video, publications, newspapers and other media sources for the digital classroom.
The new classes will introduce students to the breakthrough technology of Additive Manufacturing according to the standards of NAMII, the National Additive Manufacturing Institute.
Students will work on two-dimensional projects that can produce three-dimensional products through the latest in printing technology. The technology allows students to produce products and components from a digital model and is being applied in a wide range of industries, including defense, aerospace, automotive, medical and metals manufacturing.
The two-and-a-half credit courses that are being added at Mooney will be offered to students in the sophomore, junior and senior year. ''Innovation, creativity and design'' will be offered on the sophomore level and ''environmental sustainability'' will be offered to juniors and seniors.
Mooney is fortunate to have a veteran teacher on the staff who is highly qualified to teach the courses. Sam Ronshak, a member of the faculty for 10 years has earned degrees in industrial engineering, electrical engineering and mechanical engineering and has agreed to join the science department to teach these breakthrough courses.