Engineering and Technology Department
The Engineering and Technology Department offers a broad and deep set of engineering- and technology-specific elective courses and extra-curricular activities in order to provide a well rounded STEM program at John Bapst. For students who already have a passion for technology, and for those eager to learn as much as they can to prepare for the world ahead of them, this is an inspiring and growing department.
Available courses include computer programming, software engineering, general engineering, robotics, and graphic design. Once classes end, the opportunities students have for learning continue. The school’s award-winning Cyber-Defense Team develops programming and trouble-shooting skills in an area where the job market is burgeoning. Students participate in robotics as members of an active Robotics Team that competes regionally. Within the school, the Tech Team operates the school’s IT helpdesk, providing valuable services to teachers, staff, and students and gaining valuable skills in the process.
As with all of the technology and engineering programs at John Bapst, there is no experience necessary in order to get started. Just bring your enthusiasm!
Note that while John Bapst is not a laptop or iPad school, we encourage students to bring their own computers and other devices to school. Many classes involve internet research or document creation; teachers in their areas guide student research as we learn to go far beyond a Wikipedia search. The school has its own desktop clusters and laptop computer carts, as well as printers, for student use. The school’s wireless network is positioned to provide access for all on-campus devices — including in the dormitories. The school is also the beneficiary of a high bandwidth fiber optic connection through NetworkMaine, which provides almost limitless internet capacity.
|Michael Murphy – Technology Director||AP Computer Programming, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Programming, Cyber-Security Team, Engineering I & II, Robotics I & II, Student IT Help Desk, Video Production Club|