Engineering Center of Excellence
Engineering is a broad discipline with many diverse specializations. The Engineering Center of Excellence at Shattuck-St. Mary’s is a fully engaging experience that introduces students to the world of engineering. It provides real, hands-on design and fabrication opportunities, while also preparing students for the rigors of college.
Here's How to Apply!
- Fill out the Engineering Application Form.
- Send the Teacher Recommendation Form to your Science teacher to fill out and submit.
- The selection process will culminate with a formal interview.
Students will be evaluated on their academic record, teacher recommendations, and application essays.
Meet the Director
Alexander Jones earned a master's degree in civil engineering from New Mexico State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Geology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. He's also currently completing final requirements to receive a master's degree in education at UW-RF. He earned a position as a senior engineer at Soil and Materials Engineers, Inc. and Engineer I at American Engineering Testing Inc. Since then, his love for teaching others has drawn him deeper into education. Most recently, Mr. Jones was a science teacher in Cannon Falls, Minn., teaching high school physics and chemistry and a middle school STEM course.
The Engineering Lab in Fayfield Hall is a well equipped space to support a range of engineering interests. The lab includes the following:
• Four 3-D printers
• Two CNC (computer numeric control) machines
• Laser cutter
• CREO Parametric software
• 16 CAD stations
• Virtual reality platform
• Robotics lab, including two platforms
• Mechanical assembly and testing area