The Cable Burns Applied Technology and Engineering Center is up and running full tilt during A period each morning. New Applied Technology and Art teacher Kirsten Campbell uses welders, grinders, and metal saws for her metal sculpture class. Next door in the wood shop, Applied Technology teacher Shawn St. Cyr shows student woodworking tools in Introduction to Technology, and in across the lobby in the Robert and Margaret Baker Classroom for 21st Century Technical Education, Math teacher Susan Levesque teaches Robotics. Later in the day classes in CAD, computer science, small engine repair, and engineering, among others, occupy these spaces.

Here are some images from ATEC Period A:

The ATEC metal shop in the morning light of A period.

The ATEC metal shop in the morning light of A period.

A student in metal sculpture tries out a grinder, sending up a shower of sparks in the ATEC metal shop.

A student in metal sculpture tries out a grinder, sending up a shower of sparks.

Ms. Campbell shows a student how to ---

Ms. Campbell shows a student how to use an oxy-acetylene gas welding tool.

A student uses a metal saw to cut through steel, adding the the sparks in the ATEC metal shop.

A student uses a metal saw to cut through steel, adding to the sparks in the metal shop.

Applied Technology teacher Shawn St. Cyr shows his Intro to Tech students how to use a drill press in the ATEC woodshop.

Applied Technology teacher Shawn St. Cyr shows his Intro to Technology students how to use a drill press in the ATEC wood shop.

Robotics students program their bot in ATEC Room 409, the Robert and Margaret Baker Classroom for 21st Century Technical Education.

Robotics students program their bot in ATEC Room 409, the Robert and Margaret Baker Classroom for 21st Century Technical Ed.

Teaching a robot to go straight is harder than it looks. This student bot gets close.

Teaching a robot to go straight is harder than it looks! This student bot gets close.

Two robotics students adjust their robot to try to make the wheels go in a straight line.

Two robotics students adjust their robot to try to make the wheels go in a straight line.