STEM: Biomedical Science and Engineering/Computer Science

Learn more about Seton Keough's PLTW® Biomedical Science and Engineering/Computer Science Programs


In the Fall of 2009, The Seton Keough High School began offering an exciting new STEM curriculum partnering with St. Agnes Hospital, the Knott Foundation, the France-Merrick Foundation, and local engineering firms.

In addition to offering a full compliment of science courses, Seton Keough offers two STEM programs: an engineering/computer science program and the PLTW® Biomedical Science program. Both begin in freshman year with an introductory course and culminate in senior year with a final research project. All classes are taught in Seton Keough’s state-of-the-art engineering and biomedical labs.

Seton Keough is working with Project Lead the Way, a non-profit organization that promotes the study of science and technology in middle and high schools. Project Lead the Way provides specific curriculum components and professional development for teachers.

The engineering/computer science program:

  • Engineering Courses: Fundamentals of Engineering and Engineering Development
  • Computer Science: Introduction to Computer Applications, Introduction to Computer Programming, Introduction to Networking, Web Design (VHS*), and Video Game Development (VHS*)
* Classes offered through Virtual High School

The PLTW® Biomedical Science program:

  • 9th Grade: Principles of Biomedical Sciences
  • 10th Grade: Human Body Systems
  • 11th Grade: Medical Interventions
  • 12th Grade: Biomedical Science Capstone Course

 

The Spelling Crane

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Seniors from the class of 2015 created an adaptive device to help a young boy with autism have better mobility using his iPad. This was their capstone project after completing four years of engineering studies. Read the story here: » The Spelling Crane

Contact Information

Office of Admission
(410) 646-4444, ext. 3248

Project Lead the Way