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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

The first course in the engineering sequence, ENG I (formerly IED) will introduce you to basic engineering design principles and teach you how to digitally model and physically create objects of your own; Students learn to use advanced computer design software, 3D printers, and basic machinery and techniques in the fabrication lab. You will develop marketable, transferable skills useful in multiple career pathways.

Prerequisite: C or better in Algebra I


Course# 844, Grades 10-12, 1 Credit (RS), Semester

The second course in the engineering sequence, ENG II (Formerly POE) goes beyond the design step to teach you the skills you need to construct and test an object of your own. Students learn build strategies and testing and analysis techniques while working on multiple hands-on projects and problems that integrate intermediate fabrication and solid modeling tools while learning how the world around you works. A focus will be on developing interpersonal and team-based skills essential for career and college success.

Prerequisite: C or better in Engineering 1. This course meets every day for 1 semester. 


Course# 850, Grade 11-12, 2 Credits(RS), Year

The third course in the engineering sequence, this full-year program incorporates advanced engineering and fabrication techniques as well as computer numeric control operation into previously learned engineering skills and processes. Students will work on team-based capstone designs and develop working prototypes in the fabrication lab.

Prerequisite: C or better in Engineering 2 or instructor recommendation


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

Civil Engineering and Architecture focuses on 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. Students learn how to use state-of-the-art design software to create solutions, document projects, and communicate solutions to peers and members of the professional community.

Prerequisite: Grade of C+ or better in Engineering 1 or Introduction to Engineering Design. This course meets every day for 1 semester.