About Guest Blogger Christopher Allen

Christopher Allen is a Technology education teacher at Peters Township High School (PTHS) 20 miles south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Holding an undergraduate degree in graphics and multimedia and a master’s in Education, he is looking forward to beginning his doctoral studies in STEM Education. Besides his current role at PTHS he is also an adjunct professor at St. Vincent College (Latrobe, Pennsylvania) in their Graphic Design program.

Embedding ANSYS AIM into a STEM Education

In a high school classroom, we battle constantly against a storm of changing technologies, competing educational needs, time and materials. As technology advances and industries change, educators do their best to keep students competitive and prepared for these changes. It becomes increasingly difficult, though, to develop meaningful challenges for students because of the cost of materials and other resources.

At the same time, it is challenging to justify the time and importance of your content against other subjects in the school, such as math or science. With the power of ANSYS AIM and ANSYS SpaceClaim, the technology education classroom has been given an important tool to fight back against the storm. Continue reading