Robbie Oehrli
Robbie Oehrli
Engineering/Technology Education Teacher Catonsville High School
Biography

Robert Oehrli is an Engineering/Technology Education teacher at Catonsville High School in Baltimore County. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Arts in Teaching from University of Maryland in Baltimore County (UMBC). Robert served as a teaching assistant for UMBC’s freshman engineering classes for two years and then realized he had a passion for engineering education. In 2015 Baltimore county hired him to start a Project Lead the Way program at Catonsville High School which has grown to over 200 students in just two short years. This summer Robert got trained in his 5th PLTW class. Recently, Robert has run professional development sessions for Baltimore County training teachers on Autodesk Inventor, and how to safely operate and maintain their school’s 3D printers. Last fall Robert contributed an article to the Technology and Engineering Teacher (August 2016, Float Your Boat: Making Instant Design Challenges Meaningful and Relevant). He is also very involved in the Maryland FIRST Lego League community and serves as a state planning committee member, tournament director, and head referee.