Mr. Sweet’s Concepts of Engineering Technology course, which he helped design and teaches, is a requirement for all freshmen at Jay SEA. The two-semester course is designed to introduce students to STEM professionals in the real world. In the first semester, students choose a topic and complete one long-form, inquiry-based science project based on an authentic question, with Mr. Sweet acting as mentor and facilitator. The second semester introduces students to key engineering concepts, including robotics, surveying, electrical systems, structural systems, and programming through hands-on, technology-infused lessons. Each year, several CET projects are recognized in science competitions at the local, regional, state, national, and even international level. The course prepares students for the more rigorous college work and helps them develop important skills in time management, teamwork, and presentation abilities (essentials for any 21st century career).