Mr. Eichas
Mr. Eichas, CTE department chair
Mr. Eichas is the department chair of the Career and Technical Education department at Colgan High School. He is also the robotics coach. Mr. Eichas is teaching PLTW (project lead the way) Introduction to Engineering Design, Engineering Design and Development, Principles of Engineering, and Production systems. 

Dear Students and Parents,
I hope all of you are well and I hope that we can make the best out of this unfortunate situation.  I'm sure there are a lot of questions that you may have, particularly with most of the assignments we do being hands on in a lab based setting.  I don't have all of these answers yet, but I will be sure to work with all of you through this as best as I can as new information comes available.  In the meantime,  I will be accepting any 3rd Quarter submissions/resubmissions through our Edmodo page.  If you are a PLTW student please refer to our PLTW website and submit through email.  I will also continue to update these pages with additional resources that you may find useful.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email me at

Engineering and Production Systems students:
If you have not downloaded the Autodesk software at home that we have been using in class, please see the link below.  You will need to create and autodesk account first, then login with that account in order to start the install.

Autodesk Inventor Software

Thank you,
Mr. Eichas

Instructional Guidance - As of March 20, 2020


  1. Minimize student stress - do not assign new work to students at this difficult time.
  2. No new graded work should be assigned until further notice (at least April 14).
  3. Al due dates of previously assigned work should be pushed to at least April 14, or beyond.
  4. All work is optional during this time.
  5. Teachers can work with students on making connections, on thinking, and critical questioning.
  6. The goal is not to give large packets, busy work, or worksheets.
  7. Teachers can and should give helpful growth-producing feedback to students, but not assign any letter or numerical grades.

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