The Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship

The Institute for Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship allows students to study and work in the interconnected fields of programming, digital literacy, global business, digital innovation, design, entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. Coursework in TIE prepares students to lead successful, productive lives in a technologically-driven society and economy.

Introductory Course

Our required introductory course in Technology, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship focuses on providing inspiring, hands-on experiences and skill development in STEAM. The course culminates in a final individual and group project in which students design and develop a website addressing a social issue or problem, as well as participate in a "pitch event" with top teams having the opportunity to compete in business, pitch, and app challenges around the country.

Elective Course Strands

Following completion of the required introductory course, students can elect to take courses within the three focused strands of the TIE program: technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Courses in the technology strand emphasize skill building and experiential opportunities; courses in the innovation strand emphasize design and systems thinking and creative problem solving, and courses in the entrepreneurship strand emphasize the business of ingenuity.

Co-Curricular Program

For students interested in pursuing their passions outside the classroom and gaining real-world experience in STEAM and entrepreneurship, we offer an afternoon program each season. Programs vary from year to year and may include Robotics, Start-Up Lab, Engineering, Data Science, Artificial Intelligence, and more. Emphasizing technology and design thinking, these opportunities expose students to interactive, project-based activities and design, production, and research.

Innovation Lab

COMING SOON! In the fall of 2018, Porter’s will open a brand new innovation lab in the Olin Arts and Science Center. This facility will be home to a suite of rapid-prototyping tools and other emerging technologies that will allow students to design, make, build, and create. Equipment will include:
 
 
  • Luzbot Taz 6 3-D Printers
  • Shapeoko 3 3-axis CNC machine
  • Full Spectrum Laser Cutter
  • Lego Mindstorms EVO and NXT kits
  • Ardunio UNO and YUN Microcontrollers
  • MakeyMakey Boards
  • Brick Pi
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