Animating Question

Many voices call to us in life, which ones will we respond to? How do we help innovators synthesize their learning and experiences to find a life of passion and purpose?


Chuck Claus

Math Teacher


Chuck has worked as a Materials Applications Engineer for two of the country’s largest aircraft engines companies, helping to both resolve manufacturing and quality problems, as well as working on a team to develop  and transition new classes of materials into production applications (e.g. ceramic  matrix composites to replace metal alloys). Transitioning to teaching, Chuck has taught middle and high school math and science for twenty years, as well as directed youth choirs and musical theater. He hopes to bring this combination of engineering, teaching, and music – integrated and experiential – to NEIA. 


B.S. Materials Engineering, Penn State


Explore all you can, life can be varied and rich. But at some point, pick a focus for vocation, and enjoy the rest for enriching your life.


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Yesterday, our mini inventors went to the Boston Museum of Science to see real life inventions and creations. They dove into design processes to ultimately guide them in their creation of a product which they will be presenting tomorrow!

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This week our mini inventors will be focusing on coding and prototyping. Yesterday, students prototyped a lamp, and today, they did the same with a sound machine. Students then used human-centered design to understand how to improve the product for the user by interviewing classmates and staff. Friday, students will present to their classmates, staff, and families their chosen projects starting from their beginning sketches to their prototype to the final product.

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