The Infinity Project provides the complete solution for implementing engineering into the classroom. Educators across the country are using this proven high-tech curriculum to better prepare students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
Students stay focused on the math and science concepts behind technologies they enjoy. They apply key concepts through hands-on engineering design projects such as building a speaker, digital music player, robot, rocket, or prosthetic implant.
Experience in classrooms all across the United States shows that Infinity keeps students challenged, learning and exploring from start to finish.
The Infinity Project curriculum makes it all easy.
The Infinity Project provides educators with flexible, rigorous, relevant curriculum that may be incorporated into existing STEM classes or taught as a standalone course.
Developed by an expert team including leaders in engineering education, the technology industry, government and -most importantly- teachers, the Infinity Project curriculum helps students quickly understand how the concepts they've learned in math and science apply to real-life challenges in the world around them.
The Infinity Project offers curricula specifically designed for middle school, high school and early college students. Each program includes instructional support materials that make it easy for teachers to implement the curriculum into their classroom.
The Infinity Project is designed to be different - and to make a difference. It fuels a thirst for more advanced math and science classes and a greater appreciation for all technical subjects. In short, it works.
- Sixty-five percent of all Infinity Project graduates plan to pursue engineering in college. That's a 30-fold increase over the current two percent of students who presently go on to earn engineering degrees.
- Ninety-five percent learned a new math concept.
- Almost 100 percent of all students who have taken the course would recommend it to a friend.
The Infinity Project isn't just for the strongest students. It's designed to bring relevance, challenge and excitement to just about everyone.
The Infinity Project provides schools with rigorous, relevant, flexible curriculum that is modular in format and may be taught as a standalone course or incorporated into existing STEM classes.
Educators use this results-oriented program to encourage students, especially those under-represented in STEM, to pursue higher level math and science course work.
The Infinity Project offers college-prep curriculum specifically for students in grades 6 – 12. Each program reinforces math and science through hands-on engineering design projects. Students explore engineering through a variety of modern technologies as they innovate, create, design, experiment and learn all along the way.
Engineering for Today’s Intermediate School
Designed for students in 6th – 9th grade, this program provides 39 weeks of curriculum that reinforces math and science through electrical, mechanical, civil, environmental, and biomedical engineering. Activities are centered on twelve modules that may be grouped together and offered as a standalone course or incorporated into existing math, science, or technology classes. Students stay engaged as they learn how key concepts apply to such topics as:
• Engineering Design • Robotics • Rocketry
• Sound Engineering • Machines • Environmental Engineering
• Digital Imaging • Power • Biomedical Engineering
Appropriate for high school students that have completed Algebra II and at least one science course or early college students. The program provides 57 weeks of curriculum focused on the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, biomedical, and environmental engineering. Activities are centered on four modules containing several hands-on engineering design projects that help students think and act like real engineers. Modules may be grouped together and taught as a standalone course or incorporated into existing STEM classes. Students are exposed to new and relevant applications of math, science, and technology through the following modules:
• Engineering Our Digital Future – explores the fundamentals of engineering and technology in the information and communications age.
• The Challenge of Roving Callisto – focuses on engineering principals necessary to create & design a robot to roam the surface of one of Jupiter’s moons.
• Engineering Earth – utilizes science, technology, and math to support human needs and develop ecological solutions.
• The Human Machine – links biology, physics, chemistry, and math together to investigate and improve the human condition.
Math for Innovators
Developed for high school students that have completed Algebra II, this program provides 36 weeks of curriculum focused on the application of math to engineering concepts. Curriculum consists of four modules covering the disciplines of electrical, mechanical, environmental and biomedical engineering. Students utilize a variety of mathematical methods and models to represent and analyze engineering problems involving the following:
• Robotics • Fluid Power & Pneumatics • Physics of Machines
• Statics & Structures • Material Properties • Manufacturing & Production
• Electricity • Quality Assurance
The Infinity Project provides teachers with a full array of instructional support material to make it as easy as possible to implement each program into the classroom.
• Instructor Text with Notes
• Exercises and Activities with Solutions
• Module Exams
• Daily Lesson Plan Guide
• Presentation Slides
• Extension Activities
• On-line Classroom Support
The Infinity Project curriculum works with cutting-edge technology to provide students with a powerful engineering experience.
The Infinity Project Technology Kit
Developed to work in tandem with The Infinity Project curriculum, the Infinity Project Technology Kit includes the latest easy-to-use hardware and software - enabling students to think and act like real engineers.
Built around cutting-edge data acquisition technology developed by Texas Instruments and industry-standard LabVIEW software pioneered by National Instruments, the Infinity Project Technology Kit gives students a hands-on opportunity to perform engineering design and experimentation on high-tech topics including the Internet, wireless communications, digital imaging, and music and audio processing.
Everything you need in one box.
The Infinity Project Technology Kit includes:
- Cutting-edge myDAQ hardware turns a computer into a suite of scientific measurement instruments capable of analyzing signal data and controlling simple processes – just like the pros do.
- Industry-standard LabVIEW software provides a graphical design environment - easy for students to learn and powerful for them to use.
- Multimedia Peripherals - digital web camera, speakers, microphone and all the cables needed to connect up to a standard PC.
With the technology kit, students learn to think like programmers without having to write lines and lines of code. Students are able to undertake hundreds of exciting engineering designs such as creating a digital music player, developing special effects for movies or building prosthetic implants.
The Infinity Project curriculum works with LEGO® MINDSTORMS® to help students create, build, program, and test solutions based on real life robotics technology.
The LEGO® MINDSTORMS® core set contains the EV3 Intelligent Brick, a powerful small computer that makes it possible to control motors and collect sensor feedback. It also enables BT and WiFi communication (NETGEAR WiFi dongle WNA1100 Wireless-N 150) as well as providing programming and data logging.
Students learn to:
- Design and build programmable robots using motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components
- Understand and interpret two-dimensional drawings to create three-dimensional models
- Gain practical, hands-on experience using mathematical concepts such as estimating and measuring distance, time, speed
- Communicate effectively using scientific and technical language
Teacher training is a major component of The Infinity Project. In addition to arming teachers with a world-class curriculum and classroom tools, The Infinity Project provides highly interactive professional development.
Week-long institutes are hosted during the summer by various university partners. Hands-on instruction in the use of the text, hardware, software and engineering design projects is provided. Instructors gain a deeper understanding of the engineering concepts, lab experiments and math concepts reinforced throughout the curriculum. During training, participants receive instructional materials that include text, notes, daily lesson plan guides and presentation slides. Access to classroom support is also provided and contains a wealth of resources to help maximize The Infinity Project experience for students.
Basics of Summer Institutes:
• Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
• All the training you need to get started
• Taught by a Master Infinity Project Instructor
• Provides 35 Hours of Professional Development Credit