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Bishop Timon - WNY Catholic School - Academics


STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math

Woz ED Drone Program

Bishop Timon is now the only Private High School in New York State offering the Woz ED Drone Program. Steve Wozniak, one of the Co-Founders of Apple Products, has now turned his creativity towards Education creating Woz Ed.

This model incorporates the engineering process in the classroom thus accelerating the path to employment for students who choose drones as a career. Woz ED has developed personalized learning programs so that learners can enroll, learn, master, get out into the workplace faster, and start a career in high tech.

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International, projected more than 100,000 new jobs in unmanned aircraft by 2025. That is just 4 short years, our incoming Freshmen will have these skills to add to their college and job applications.

In the Qualified for Flight program, offered here at Timon, students will gain valuable experience in piloting small aerial vehicles.  At the end of the course, students will gain hands-on experience piloting and spotting for drone missions.

The next level offered will be Certified for Flight. During this module students will be exposed to a variety of tasks and knowledge building activities that will grow their confidence and prepare them to pass the Part 107 Drone Pilot License exam. By the end of this course students will be versed in how to build and repair a drone, read Aeronautical Charts, and conduct flight plans for various situations. This certification will make the students employable as they leave high school.

CAD - Computer Aided Design

Students in higher level math and engineering classes learn to use a CAD – Computer Aided Design – program to design and create detailed engineering of 3D models and/or 2D drawings of physical components.  They then can print these components using a 3-D printer.

3-D printers

These highly technical printers kindles a curiosity about how machines work, how objects fit together, and how the designers, architects, and inventors who build various products have found solutions to a variety of design problems.  Used in conjunction with the CAD software, 3-D printers allow our young men to manufacture their own creations.

The Academy of Science & Healthcare

Timon, in partnership with Mt. Mercy Academy and the Catholic Health System, established the Academy of Science & Healthcare. The Academy was formed in 2009 to enable students at Timon to learn more about the growing field of healthcare careers and science careers in general. Students who decide to enter the Healthcare Academy can expect to work side by side with healthcare and science professionals and gain hands-on experience in a particular field of study. Students will also gain a distinct advantage when applying to colleges and universities.Students in the Academy will participate in experiences such as field trips to Mercy Flight, Mercy Hospital and various colleges specializing in sciences and/or healthcare career majors.  As students' progress through the Academy they will participate in a shadow program at Mercy Hospital, exploring Mercy's Emergency, Radiology, Maternity, and Physical Therapy departments, attending a total of eight rotations.  Seniors in the Academy are invited to do an internship, completing a total of 50 hours, at Mercy Hospital.

Engineering And Beyond

Timon was blessed to receive a STEAM grant from the Oishei Foundation. This grant has allowed Timon to create various classes and programs such as SEGA Club (video game design), Audio Visual (AV) Club/Class, Robotics Club, as well as create an Engineering and Manufacturing class. Seniors in Timon's Engineering and Manufacturing Class designed, created and manufactured an Augmented Reality Sandbox. Augmented reality is the integration of digital information and image generation with the user's environment in real time. 

The students in the class applied this technology to a sandbox they designed and manufactured to display an image of a topographic map on play sand, giving a unique perspective of the environment that users can physically interact with.

The sandbox will be useful for the Earth Science lab at school giving students a hands on view of the terrain.

The STEAM program continues to enrich the lives of our young men through a speaker series with Timon alumni in various STEAM careers as well as the development of additional classes and programs.