Innovative STEM | 3D Engineering Program (Ages 9-18 / Co-Ed)Join us for a fun and innovative program in STEM | 3D Engineering education. The unique program introduces students to 3D CAD (computer-aided design) using the world's leading and state-of-the-art Creo Parametric software technology in the context of engineering methodology and applications. Students improve spatial visualization and critical thinking skills by developing a scientific and engineering mindset with active hands-on learning experiences, thus improve high school and college readiness. Give students a head start and an advantage in life. Register for summer camps or classes today.
Prior Interests and Skills
Spatial intelligence is the ability to think in three dimensions. It's a technique that finds meaning in the shape, size, orientation, location, direction of objects, or the relative positions in space of multiple objects such as Legos building, Rubik's Cube, Minecraft, Tetris, origami including math/science/construction-related video games.
Our equipment comes with HP Elitebook touchscreen, Wacom-enabled laptops with installed state-of-the-art CAD software: PTC Creo Parametric 3 (formerly Pro/E) and hand-sketching Autodesk Sketchbook software, Wacom stylus, 3D mouse, 3-button wireless mouse, 3D printers, step-by-step color workbooks, and digital calipers.
- Create orthographic and isometric drawings with touchscreen laptop, stylus, and Sketchbook software.
- Create 3D models with 3D mouse and world’s leading 3D CAD Creo Parametric software.
- Detail the ortho views with dimensions [in/mm].
- Learn to interpret the projected visible, hidden, and center lines.
- Apply industry standards in engineering design methodology.
- Measure physical parts with digital calipers.
- Spatially visualize 3D objects by rotating and folding complex shapes.
- Reverse-engineer the 3D-printed parts.
- Construct 3D CAD parts in assemblies and check for interference in section view.
- Print 3D CAD models (STL) on small scale with color PLA.
- Analyze the prototypes and improve the design concept.
- Develop critical thinking and spatial-visualization skills.
- Receive certificate of completion from basic to advanced levels.
- Build portfolio to improve high school, college, and career readiness.
With hands-on practice, students learn the world’s leading 3D CAD software Creo Parametric (formerly Pro/ENGINEER), which is used by major corporations for product development as follows:
Technology: Google, iRobot, HP, Dell, Motorola, Logitech, Toshiba, National Instruments
Automotives: Toyota, Caterpillar, Harley Davidson, Peterbilt, Polaris, Cummins, John Deere, Ford Motorsports, Aston Martin Racing
Defense: Lockheed Martin, BAE Systems, Raytheon
Oil & Gas Equipment: Schlumberger, National Oilwell Varco, Weatherford, Jacobs
Consumers: Rolex, Moen, Herman Miller, Whirlpool, Goodman, Mattel
Research & Development: Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Southwest Research Institute, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Naval Nuclear Laboratory
Semiconductor Equipment: Varian Semiconductor, KLA Tencor, Lam Research
Industrials: General Electric, Eaton, ABB, Ingersoll Rand, Solar Turbines, Jacobs, Pratt & Whitney, Black & Decker
Medical Equipment: Stryker, Medtronic
Mr. Tan is a wonderful teacher with a great program to learn from! I have learned so much from the lessons I have had, and it is something that I absolutely love doing. He helps students to see all the parts involved in making a 3D model, not only with step by step instructions that explain the software and the components that go towards creating a 3D model, but also with visualizing the models in sketches. It is amazing to learn from him about something that is becoming a reality in today's world. To be able to see a design on the computer screen was amazing, but to be able to come back next class and actually hold my model in my hand was absolutely inspiring. I definitely recommend him and his program for learning about the world of 3D CAD!Carter Hidalgo
I only received the essential knowledge of Creo, then was forced to think by myself. When we had a question it was for a problem with OUR thought process, that we created. I like this because our problems belong to us, making them more memorable and avoidable in the future. Then we were given a book, so we can reflect off of it and compare/contrast our memorable thought process/procedure to a professional. It is a very successful way of teaching and I can see his university experience working. The one on one teaching improves communication between teacher/student, increasing my performance. The easy and casual interactivity between instructor and student. The simple and effective teaching process, with each day of the week designated to a particular skill or skill set that continually build on each other. The Lego project which was super fun and a very good way to put our 3D modeling skills to use in an actual real life situation.Matthew Hiller
I've been taking Mr. Tan's class for 2 years after taking classes on AutoCAD & he has taught me so much about CREO. When I attended my 1st class I didn't think I'd like CREO as much as AutoCAD but after taking this course I can see how superior this software is. Mr. Tan was very knowledgeable & supportive throughout the entire time I was attending his classes. I love how he had a more one on one type of style. On the 1st day he would ask me a set of questions to gauge my knowledge so he can give me projects that fit my level. I highly suggest anyone who is interested in wanting to learn how to design products from the ground up to take these courses no matter how young or older you are.Dylan Nguyen
This class is worth more than 5 stars. I have a 14 year old daughter who has been taking this class for a year and a 10 year old that just started. They both love it! Tan is so attentive and provides individual direction, so that each child can work at their own skill level. The knowledge my daughter has gained from Tan in just one year is outstanding. She was able to engineer earrings and then have them 3D printed in rose gold. The feeling of accomplishment she had after having created a tangible item from a 2D picture, makes this class so worthwhile. I highly recommend giving it a try.Stacey Raskin
Professor Tan's methods of teaching vary between student as needed. By the end of each class everyone has the same full understanding. It can be hard to comprehend how to model in 3D at first but Mr. Tan always knows a way to help anyone understand. He is a great teacher and I strongly recommend him to anyone interested in learning excellent 3D modeling. Since my first year in college, after taking his introductory course I became inspired in pursuing a 3D modeling career and do the similar work Mr. Tan does. He shows you examples of projects he has done and it is incredible work. His work examples show you the power Pro/ENGINEER can have and proves to you that anyone can do the same job. Once again Mr. Tan is an amazing teacher with great charisma, patience, and intelligence. Have fun and enjoy his courses.Erick Mariscal
The easy and casual interactivity between instructor and student. The simple and effective teaching process, with each day of the week designated to a particular skill or skill set that continually build on each other. The Lego project which was super fun and a very good way to put our 3D modeling skills to use in an actual real life situation.Anna McCorkle
Tan is a great teacher. His class focuses on hands learning. He makes sure to take the time to help those who are having trouble with the concepts as well as encourages those that understand to work ahead or help others that are not doing so well. Overall I give his teaching method an A !Michael Didion
My two teenage sons, 13 and 15, have been doing 3D CAD with Tan Le now for over a year. It is a phenomenal program from several different aspects. They are learning cutting edge technology that is used today by numerous companies and big firms, while also learning spatial visualization, and hand-sketching (I don’t think others teach this valuable skill). He works patiently with the kiddos and keeps them on task and learning new techniques as they progress, encouraging them each step along the way. He also is easy to work with, and the kids fit right in. I simply cannot say enough wonderful things about him and especially his program. He stays on the cutting edge with the latest technology from his 3D mouse, 3D printer, touch screen Wacom enabled tablets, and huge flat screen t.v.’s so the kids can see up on the wall their work on the big screen, yet it also allows Tan to see easily and track their steps as they work. His classes are kept small so that it seems like your student is getting one on one teaching. By the end, they will have a portfolio they can print out and keep in a binder as well as make their own 3D object with his printer that they design themselves . . . a trophy of sorts to culminate their learning with him. They also receive a very nice, framable certificate with his professional engineer stamp (PE) as they move through each of the levels.Kim Hidalgo
The use of an advanced program such as PTC Creo and the ability to use tools (i.e. caliper, digitizer, etc.), makes this program different from a lot of others. Mr. Tan is a great teacher and made the learning process alot less boring than other classes I took in the past. A .Frank Gibbons
My 15 year old son tried the free class this past summer and has discovered that he really enjoys learning 3D CAD. Mr. Le is an excellent teacher who cares about the students and really focuses on helping the students to critically think about their lessons. My son has been attending both in person and online with Mr. Le and is learning so much. I love that he is developing a skill that he will be able to use in a career. If your child is possibly interested in engineering, these classes are a great way to develop that interest. Mr Le's students work on professional level equipment to gain the skills now that will be required for their success later.Christin Thonnard
I've been doing this program for a long time now, and my words cannot describe how great it is, but I will try to. This program has given me the ability to visualize the interlocking mechanisms of parts, interact with them, make my own projects, and even print them into physical objects. Absolutely amazing and stunning program.Gerry Hoffman
I love learning from Mr. Tan because he explains what you did wrong instead of just telling you how to fix it. Most teachers would just tell you how to fix the problem, but he encourages me to think critically and makes me find my own solution. I learn so much more this way.Garrett Hidalgo
We love Tan and his 3D cad classes! He taught my middle school and high school boys and made it fun so they wanted to go every week. We highly recommend him!!!Meryl Gregory
I have been training with 3D CAD masters for over half of a year and have quickly learned how to use CREO to draw 3D models. In addition to CREO 3D CAD masters taught me the basics of engineering despite having no background knowledge in it at all. I have also become very comfortable drawing the different views of an object by hand. I would highly recommend this program to anyone looking to further their employable skills.Garret Williams
It is a fun and informative class. Mr.Tan is a great instructor and is more than qualified to teach this class.Joseph Bolduc
My son has had a great experience and learned a lot with the program.Sharon McNary
I cannot say enough about Tan and his program. 5 stars isn’t enough! He is more than knowledgeable regarding the material and is so great with the kids. Tan truly cares and is genuinely interested in their learning and progress and future success. He cares about his students. My 16 year old son not only grew in his understanding, but this program helped him with all his other school work and thinking in general. Tan was also a great influence on my son and his friends and that is very important to me. Excellent, excellent, excellent!Dianne Mazyn
Your teaching style is excellent for students with autism and adhd who often exhibit what is called cognitive inflexibility. It requires the instructor to be flexible and be able to redirect in a way that maintains student trust. Your training approach sets and reinforces foundational skills.Linda Snyder
Professor Tan is one of the best professors I ever had and he is someone I highly respect. The fact that he was working full time at a different job and still took the time to teach us was something I really admire. More than an instructor, he was also a mentor and someone many of us looked up to. I have no doubt in my mind that anyone who takes his classes will get so much from them and will use whatever knowledge they have gained in their future. I will always remember how by the second lecture professor Tan had already learned all of our names (from a 40 students class) that showed me how much he cared and proved his commitment to every single one of his students’ successes in that class. To summarize about professor Tan Le, he is an exemplary human being and a professional. The impact on people is immense and I know the impact he will have on his future students will be no different. I would definitely recommend “3D CAD Afterschool” program, as it may be a useful tool for those interested in computer aided design, and also as an investment in your child’s future.Jaime Bernadac
Professor Tan is a great teacher! Our son has been taking his class for the past few months and loves it!!Melissa Powell
Tan is a great instructor. I had the opportunity to take a class with him a few years ago. The knowledge of 3D modeling and visualization of objects that he brought to the class were instrumental. By teaching hand sketching using engineering graphics principals while simultaneously teaching how to model in 3D, Tan’s students in the class gained a great skill set that allowed them to excel in their other design and engineering courses. Tan also brings a great level of interaction to his class by using WebEx software that allows screen sharing between all participants allowing them to work together.Phillip Stephens
Tan is a great, patient teacher with a very hands on approach to his class. One unique thing about Tan is he has a lot of industry experience so you can guarantee the things you see in his class can and will be applied in the real world.Kevin Ton-That
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Professional background: 11 years in subsea oil & gas equipment industry, 7 years in semiconductor equipment industry, 5 years in engineering college as adjunct instructor, inventor of 2 patents, 10 years of licensed professional engineer (P.E.), 14 years of experience in Creo (Pro/E) software.Our Address
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