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    Engineering Pathway - Room C111

    EMAIL: adam.woods@sausd.us



    Mr. Woods

    Adam Woods

    Mr. Woods is moving into his 17th year of Science & Engineering teaching at Segerstrom High School in Santa Ana, CA.  Over the course of his career, he has taught Earth Science, AP Environmental science, and CTE PLTW Engineering.  He has spent the past 9 years developing and maintaining the first Aerospace Engineering Pathway in Orange County, which consists of 3 successive Engineering courses designed to better prepare underrepresented students for STEM majors at the college level.  In addition, he recently completed the UCI Computer Science teaching supplemental and is working to better incorporate CompSci into his Engineering courses.  Mr. Woods’ passion for STEM education includes a deep commitment to leveling the playing field for young women pursuing Engineering and Computer Science.  He advises two on-campus clubs: the Cal Poly Pomona-designed "Femineers” program and the Segerstrom student-created “Engineering Special Projects” outreach program.  Looking into the future, Mr. Woods hopes to one day implement Environmental Engineering and computer science at his school site and create a synergetic Aerospace, Environmental & Computer Science Academy.

    In addition, Mr. Woods works at UCI as a founding program facilitator for the UCI Science Project.  He is enjoying the adventure of working to impact STEM education at a greater scale, throughout Southern California and beyond.

    When he is not teaching, Mr. Woods is busy raising 2 young daughters and getting outside in nature as much as possible.  A Southern California native, his favorite activities include camping, backpacking, surfing, mountain biking and climbing.  One long-term goal of his is to eventually become an all-around mountaineer, capable of summiting mountains the likes of Rainier and Shasta (but his wife might have different plans).  Favorite locations for travel include Olympic National Park, Tahoe and Joshua Tree National Park.

    “I have a strong passion for developing the next generation of engineers and scientists.  These areas of expertise play a vital role in our modern society.  I look back on my years as a science teacher fondly, but I am excited to continue to grow in my newer role as a STEM Engineering Pathway instructor at Segerstrom High School!”

    - Mr. Woods



    Teaching Schedule

                                                         Period 1                   Principles of Engineering (POE) 
                                                         Period 2                   Principles of Engineering (POE) 
                                                         Period 3                   Aerospace Engineering (AE)   
                                                         Period 4                   Aerospace Engineering (AE)  
                                                         Period 5                   Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
                                                         Period 6                   Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)
    Office Hours
                                                  Tuesday:  7:30-8:15 AM, 3:30-4:15 PM
                                                  Thursday:  3:30-4:15 PM
    "Femineer" Club Meetings 
    Wednesday:  3:30 - 4:15 pm
    "Engineering Special Projects" Club Meetings 
    Thursdays:  7:30 - 8:15 am




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    Summer Professional Internship at NASA JPL

    JPL - Summer 2018

    Field Trip to "The Spaceship Company" (Virgin Galactic)


    Environmental Engineering with Crystal Cove!


    Join the "Femineers" Club!



    Femineer Summit  

    Femineer Video!

Last Modified on February 17, 2023