• Welcome to MEAM!

    Since 2016, your regional leader in

    Mechatronics, Engineering Advanced Manufacturing

    Here at MEAM, we have built our reputation as a leading pre-engineering and advanced engineering technology high school program in our region.  This reputation is founded on our ability to empower you to emerge as a prospective leader in your chosen field by preparing you for a technology-driven and ever evolving world.

    A collaboration between Somerset County Vocational School (SCVTHS) and Raritan Valley Community College (RVCC) in Branchburg; MEAM is a 4 year high school program of study where students learn both at SCVTHS's Robotics and Engineering Lab as well as RVCC's Advanced Manufacturing Lab, with the ability to earn college credits and industry credentials along the way.

  • The MEAM Graduate

  • More than 80% of our graduates have gained acceptance into many prestigious universities, such as:

    • Stevens Institute of Technology
    • NJIT
    • Binghamton University (SUNY Binghamton)
    • City University of New York (CUNY)
    • Drexel University
    • Fairleigh Dickinson University
    • Florida Tech
    • NC State
    • New York Institute of Technology (NYIT)
    • Penn State
    • Pennsylvania College of Technology (PennTech)
    • Raritan Valley Community College
    • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)
    • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
    • Rutgers
    • Syracuse University
    • Stockton University
    • SUNY Maritime
    • University of Maryland (UMD)
    • University of Massachusetts, Amherst
    • University of Pittsburgh (Pitt)
    • University of Rhode Island (URI)
    • Virginia Wesleyan University
    • Wentworth Institute of Technology

    Many of our graduates go on to our industrial partners with high paying, high tech, fulfilling careers such as:

    • CNC Machinist / Operator
    • CNC Programmer
    • Electronics Technician
    • Industrial Robotics Technician
    • PLC programmer
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  • The top career choices for MEAM graduates are Engineering and Computer Science, though keep in mind, the problem-solving and analytical skills taught in MEAM will serve you well no matter your career path.  The most common degrees that our graduates pursue:

    • Aerospace Engineering
    • Civil Engineering
    • Computer Hardware Engineering
    • Computer Programmer
    • Cybersecurity
    • Database Administration and Architecture
    • Electrical Engineering
    • Mechanical Engineering
    • Robotics Engineering
    • Software Developer
    • Video Game Designer
    • Web Development

    MEAM graduates have even gone on to serve honorably in the armed forces:

    • Marine Officer School
    • Space Force Officer School
    • Army Field Artillery Tech
    • Marine Communications Specialist
    • Marine Helicopter Mechanic

  • Program of Study

    Year 1

    Concepts of Engineering, Robotics, Intro to C++, Physics Semester 1 (Electricity and Magnetism), Arduino, CAD, 3D printing

    Year 2

    Industrial Robotics (mechatronics), PLC programming, Physics Semester 2 (Mechanics), CNC basics, Intro to Manual Machining, OSHA 10 hour (general industry)

    Year 3

    CNC Mill, Manual Mill, Machining Fundamentals

    Year 4

    CNC Lathe, Manual Lathe

  • Congressman Lance's Visit

    On Thursday, February 23, 2017, Congressman Leonard Lance visited our MEAM shop.  Our students treated Mr. Lance to a real world production operation which included raw material handling and processing, primary machining on CNC mill & lathe, finishing operations on manual mill, surface grinder and belt sander and finally, quality control.  In addition, students showed off their emerging skills in robotics development and programing and ended the day by creating a 3D model of Mr. Lance.

  • Kayleen McCabe's Visit

    During the first week of February, Kayleen McCabe of the DIY Network's Rescue Renovation visited our MEAM shop ... and LOVED IT!

  • MEAMers 3D Printing

    Face Shields

    During the spring of 2020, MEAM students and staff put their engineering and manufacturing skills to work for the community.  Students David Bilia, Will Mente, Ben Myshka and Ryan DelSordo as well as Mr. D and Janet Cantore-Watson worked to 3D print and deliver over 3000 face shields to local organizations in need.  Donation sites include Somerset County Office of Emergency Management, Morristown Memorial Hospital, Rutgers University, South Plainfield EMS / Rescue Squad, Sacred Heart Church in South Plainfield and the Diocese of Metuchen.

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