Chris and Jim CIM
Chris Hurd has taught for over 30 years in Cazenovia, NY; a small suburban community just outside Syracuse, and has a Masters Degree in Technology Education. One of the highlights of his career was being chosen as the 2016 PLTW Engineering Teacher of the Year.
His current teaching load is primarily focused on Computer Integrated Manufacturing, Digital Electronics, Principles of Engineering, Engineering Design & Development, Architecture, and 8th Grade Computer Technology; most of which are offered through the Project Lead the Way Pre-Engineering Program for transcripted college credit. In addition to the PLTW classes, Mr. Hurd is involved in coordinating and teaching several other Career and Technology electives which are offered for college credit and are aimed at students entering two and four year institutions in a Technology or Engineering related field.
Starting in 2000, Jim Hanson has taught at the Walker Career Center in Indianapolis, IN. The Walker Career Center is attached to Warren Central High School; a public school on the east side of Indianapolis consisting of approximately 3900 students in grades 9-12. Currently, Warren Central High School and the Walker Career Center cover almost one million square feet “under one roof. Jim has a Bachelor€™s Degree in Technology Education from Ball State University and a Master€™s Degree in Career and Technical Administration from Purdue University.
Currently, Jim's educational course load consists of Project Lead the Way's Introduction to Engineering Design and Computer Integrated Manufacturing, both of which are offered as dual transcripted college credits through Ivy Tech and various other PLTW affiliated universities and post secondary programs across the nation. Jim is certified to teach all of the technology education courses as well as PLTW's IED, POE, and CIM.