HANDS-ON LEARNING: CCHS students are a 'step ahead'

COLUMBIA CITY โ€” Columbia City High School has many opportunities to give students an educational edge before entering college โ€” one of them being Project Lead The Way-Engineering.Currently in its fourth year at CCHS, the program enables students to establish a career path through the exposure of four engineering courses.One of those courses, Digital Electronics, covers topics involving mechanisms, energy, statics, materials and kinematics โ€” concepts the students are likely to encounter in future courses.Jeff Clark, the Digital Electronics teacher, said the students work on completing several projects throughout the year.Tuesday, students in Digital Electronics were busy working on a copy jam detector. Students come up with the mathematical equation. Then from that equation a program is built to establish a digital output. Students then download their software to a program board, wire it up, and if it works correctly, they will get their intended result. For a more in depth look at this story, see the Dec. 6 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook.