Three Upper School students have officially earned the first industrial engineering certifications for The Episcopal School of Dallas. Cameron Burress '20, Jack Hardage '18, and Tarushi Mittal '18 all achieved scores on the DC Theory Technician certification test that qualified them for this honor.
The ability to receive certification in this field is an additional component to the original program, implemented by the new engineering and robotics teacher Bart Burnett.
"One of my goals as the new engineering teacher at ESD was for those students to have the ability to earn industrial certifications," explained Mr. Burnett. "Companies and colleges will look for applicants that have this kind of certification, and I hadn't heard of any private schools that currently offered the option to get certified."
All of the hard work that goes into certification should give students a leg up when applying for college and for jobs in the future. This year's engineering student were required to complete all of Direct Current theory with labs at the college level. Lab work included using industrial test equipment, trouble shooting problems, and technical lab write-ups. Once they surmounted this first challenge, they were then eligible to take the DC Theory Technician certification test from the International Society of Certified Electronics Technicians.
Congratulations on your amazing achievement, Eagles!