For the last year of Project Lead The Way, students take the course Engineering Design and Development. The class is a senior design project class in which students can either invent or innovate some technological device. They take their chosen project from beginning to end, building it, and working with a corporation to try to patent the device. A teacher guides the students as a mentor but does not play a direct part. They must present progress reports, submit a final written report and defend their solutions to a panel of outside reviewers at the end of the school year.
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