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 3 classes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Click on the course titles below to view the course descriptions

  • Advanced Python: Python Arcade Workshop

    Students taking this class should have prior Python experience -- taking an HMTech Python class in a previous year, learning Python in school, or being self-taught and self-motivated. This class will give students the opportunity to use Python programming to create and modify interactive games. Students may work at different levels of experience and personal initiative: following explicit step-by-step instructions, modifying code to give it their own touch, or taking things to the next level and creating a simple game of their own design. As a class effort, the goal will be to create an arcade-like experience for the HMTech showcase, allowing students to create a fun environment that shows off their creativity and skills to friends and family.

  • Anatomy

    Students will have fun learning anatomy and physiology concepts and applying them to fun hands-on activities. Students will participate in a dissection activity.

  • Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry!

    In this course you will complete fun hands-on chemistry 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. No soldering or sewing required! Including Programming NeoPixels, Motion Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Light Sensor, Sound Sensor, Speaker, Push Buttons/Switches!

  • Electrical Engineering with Project Boards

    Come and learn how to become an electrical engineer. We will plan, design, prototype and build electronic circuits and systems. No experience necessary, but engineering requires math. Once applied, you'll have all the experience necessary to design and build your own circuits. How cool is that? How about an alarm system to catch someone in the act? Or how about a sound amplifier to hear conversations from a distance? How about an AM radio? It is all possible. And the possibilities are endless, at any age.

  • Everyday STEM

    In the class students will explore the vast variety of the STEM field. Some topics will answer the questions:

    • How do planes fly?
    • What is the electromagnetic spectrum?
    • What is Material Science
  • Everyday STEM 2

    In the class students will explore the vast variety of the STEM field.

  • Introduction to Python Programming

    Python is one of the most popular programming languages. Its ease of use has made it a great tool for beginner programmers, data scientists, and many experts around the world. Expand your toolset by learning programming fundamentals using the Python Programming Language.

  • NASCAR

    This course will teach students how to learn problem solving skills, operate and optimize a remote control car to maximize it's performance. 

  • Renewable Energy and the Physics Behind It

    Renewable energy is the new big thing! But what is it exactly? This course will dive into what are the common renewable energy sources and provide a hands on opportunity for students to familiarize themselves with them. There will also be introductions to thermodynamics, electrodynamics, and the physics behind how renewables work. Students will examine the pros and cons of renewables themselves and learn why there is a shift towards them!

  • Robotics

    Students will learn how robots work while using math, science, and technology in exciting robotic challenges. Students will work in teams to design, build, program and test robots to perform a variety of challenges against the clock. Note: This is a beginner's class and is for students who do not have any experience with Lego MindStorms.

  • Thunderbird Cup

    Covers cyber security concepts, malware, and teaching students how to make sure their computers stay secure.

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 3 classes in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

Click on the course titles below to view the course descriptions

  • Advanced Python: Python Arcade Workshop

    Students taking this class should have prior Python experience -- taking an HMTech Python class in a previous year, learning Python in school, or being self-taught and self-motivated. This class will give students the opportunity to use Python programming to create and modify interactive games. Students may work at different levels of experience and personal initiative: following explicit step-by-step instructions, modifying code to give it their own touch, or taking things to the next level and creating a simple game of their own design. As a class effort, the goal will be to create an arcade-like experience for the HMTech showcase, allowing students to create a fun environment that shows off their creativity and skills to friends and family.

  • Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Oh My!

    This course will explore the basics in radiation detection, measurement, and protection. Students will

    • discuss ionizing radiation: what it is, what its biological hazards are, and how radiation is measured (with an emphasis on human radiation protection)
    • learn about, and measure, different types of radiation (alpha, beta, gamma, and neutron)
    • identify some common sources of natural and manmade radiation
    • discuss principles useful in radiation protection engineering

    Note: This course has exposure to small, unlicensed or naturally-occurring radioactive materials.

  • Anatomy

    Students will have fun learning anatomy and physiology concepts and applying them to fun hands-on activities. Students will participate in a dissection activity.

  • 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. No soldering or sewing required! Including Programming NeoPixels, Motion Sensor, Temperature Sensor, Light Sensor, Sound Sensor, Speaker, Push Buttons/Switches!

  • Electrical Engineering with Project Boards

    Come and learn how to become an electrical engineer. We will plan, design, prototype and build electronic circuits and systems. No experience necessary, but engineering requires math. Once applied, you'll have all the experience necessary to design and build your own circuits. How cool is that? How about an alarm system to catch someone in the act? Or how about a sound amplifier to hear conversations from a distance? How about an AM radio? It is all possible. And the possibilities are endless, at any age.

  • Everyday STEM 2

    In the class students will explore the vast variety of the STEM field.

  • Introduction to Python Programming

    Python is one of the most popular programming languages. Its ease of use has made it a great tool for beginner programmers, data scientists, and many experts around the world. Expand your toolset by learning programming fundamentals using the Python Programming Language.

  • NASCAR

    This course will teach students how to learn problem solving skills, operate and optimize a remote control car to maximize it's performance.

  • Professional Development/Career Planning

    This class covers everything from resume writing, college prep, goal setting, personal capital/ establishing your brand, etc.

  • Thunderbird Cup

    Covers cyber security concepts, malware, and teaching students how to make sure their computers stay secure.

  • Understanding Money: Personal Finance

    Students through the importance of money management and personal finance skill that they can use everyday to start understanding the strength of a Dollar.

June 1, 8, 15, and 22

Note: June 22 schedule will be modified. Program ends at 2:30 PM.

Note: Registration on June 1 will open at 8:15 AM.

Period 1
9:00-10:50 AM

 

Snack: 10:55-11:05 AM

Period 2
11:10 - 1:00 PM

 

 

Lunch
1:05 - 1:30 PM 

Period 3 1:35 - 3:25 PM

Electrical Engineering wiht Project Boards

Luis Molina

Middle/High School

 

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Oh My!

Carl Willis

High School

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
Advanced Python: Python Arcade Workshop

Wayne Witzel

Middle/High School

Introduction to Python Programming

Troy Simpson

Middle/High School

 

Circuit Playground - Microcontrollers

Michelle Chatter

Middle/High School

 

Anatomy

Debra Johns and Abou-Nica Fomukong

Middle/High School

Understanding Money: Personal Finance

Polyanna Garcia

High School

 

NASCAR

Debra Johns and John Ledet

Middle/High School

Chemistry, Chemistry, Chemistry

Rico Treadwell

Middle School

Everyday STEM 2

BLC members

Middle/High School

 

Renewable Energy and the Physics Behind It

Matthew Thompson

Middle School

 

Everyday STEM

BLC members

Middle School

Robotics

Debra Johns and Jean Pierre

Middle School

 

 

Thunderbird Cup

 Tommie Kuykendall and CECOR Interns

Middle/High School

 

Professional Development/Career Planning

BLC Members

High School

 

 

 

 

 

 

Parents/Guardians, we invite you to join us on the last day of classes to come and see what your child has been working on at HMTech this summer. There will be an overview of each class and the students will showcase the work that they did this summer. Lunch will be served

When: Saturday June 22, 2019
Where: Albuquerque High School
Time: 12:00 PM