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  Technology & Innovation Academy at SEE

Technology-focused learning opportunities for middle and high school students

Learn about science, technology, engineering and math through SEE’s partnership with STEAM Ahead NH from education and business partners throughout the Merrimack Valley region.

The mission

Our state and its business community hopes to encourage students to pursue degrees in technology fields and inspire the next generation of smart, motivated leaders. Universities and Colleges in New Hampshire have made a commitment to double the number of graduates in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields by 2025.

The most effective way to reach that goal is to introduce students in exciting ways to the disciplines early on in their education careers. We provide hands-on learning opportunities for students much earlier than in high school classes and labs. The Academy creates exciting hands-on opportunities for K-12 students in both public, private and home-schooled environments; Those opportunities are led by engineers, professors, business owners, scientists and teachers.


Upcoming Fall 2014 course offerings

Video Game Design 101
Interested in video games? Want to learn how they are made? Video Game Design 101 is a course for you to create your very own Mario-type side scrolling game using Stencyl. Upon completion of this course, you’ll be able to play the game with your friends and family.

Wednesdays: 3:15pm – 5:15pm (September 24 – October 29)
Grades: 4-5


Android App Development
In this hands-on course, students will learn how to create an app on Android smart phone using MIT Appinventor software. You will be able to develop the necessary skills to create your own interactive game in both physical and emulated Android environment. You will learn how to collaborate in teams of 2-3 to create an Android app using a simulator and then do your final project presentation/demo using an actual Android device during the last couple of weeks of the course.

Wednesdays: 5:30pm – 6:30pm (October 15 – November 19)
Grades: 6-8 

C++ Programming

This course is part of the Computer Science Career Exploration program. Students will earn college credits awarded by the Manchester Community College while they are in high school. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of structured programming and to the procedural aspects of the C++ programming language. Students will create programs to demonstrate the topics of program control, functions, strings, and arrays. Microsoft's Visual C++ will be used as the primary development tool; however, other environments may also be used. Emphasis will be placed on the creation of platform-independent applications in order to allow students to become familiar with the core features of the C++ language.

Tuesdays: 3:30pm – 6:30pm (September 2 – December 16)
Grades: 11


For more information, please email Dr. Ali Rafieymehr at