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Mr. Seeman graduated from Clarkson University in 2015 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He has 10 years of robotics engineering experience, including teaching an advanced robotics engineering course in Texas. Mr. Seeman is starting the first robotics program at Salem High School. 

“Having taken many of the courses I’m now teaching while I was in High School and my recent experiences with college, I’m able to relate with my students in a rather unique way. Because I went through these major milestones recently, I have a good understanding of the way these systems work today and the challenges my students are about to face; because of this I feel better prepared to help prepare them and provide them with the technical and professional skills they are going to need to be successful in their careers.”


Project Lead the Way is a sequence of courses which, when combined with traditional mathematics and science courses in high school, introduces students to the scope, rigor and discipline of engineering prior to entering college. However, those not intending to pursue further formal education will also benefit greatly from the knowledge and logical thought processes that result from taking some or all of the courses provided in the curriculum.



Course# 840, Grades 9-12, 1 Credit (RS), Semester

Introduction to Engineering Design emphasizes the development of a design. You will use computer software to produce, analyze, and evaluate models of project solutions. You study the design concepts of form and function, and then use state-of-the-art technology to translate conceptual design into reproducible products. This course teaches you to understand and apply design process to solve problems in teams, apply adaptive design concepts, explore careers and develop portfolios of your designs.

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1 with a grade of C+ or better, or concurrent enrollment in Honors Algebra 1.



Course# 844, Grades 9-12, 1 Credit (RS), Semester

Principles of Engineering provides an overview of engineering and engineering technology. You develop problem-solving skills by tackling real-world problems. Through theory and practical hands-on experience, you address the emerging social and political consequences of technological change. The course of study includes an overview and perspective of engineering, design process, communication and documentation, engineering systems, statics, materials and materials testing, thermodynamics, engineering for quality and reliability and dynamics.

Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in Introduction to Engineering Design.



Course# 816, Grades 11-12, 1 Credit (RS), Semester

This course introduces you to applied digital logic, a key element of careers in engineering and engineering technology. This course explores the smart circuits found in watches, calculators, video games, and computers. You will use industry-standard computer software in testing and analyzing digital circuitry. You will design circuits to solve problems and export them to an auto-routing program that generates printed circuit boards while using appropriate components to build your designs. You will use mathematics and science in solving real-world engineering problems.

Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in Principles of Engineering or teacher recommendation.



Course# 899 , Grade 10-12 , 1 Credit (RS), Semester

Civil Engineering and Architecture studies the design and construction of residential and commercial building projects. The course includes an introduction to the various factors involved in building design and construction, including building components and systems, structural design, storm water management, site design, utilities and services, cost estimation, energy efficiency, and careers in the design and construction industry. You learn how to use state-of-the-art design software to create solutions, document your project, and communicate solutions to your peers and members of the professional community.

Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in Introduction to Engineering Design.