To provide students a place to CREATE, DISCOVER, DESIGN, ENGINEER, and BUILD.
The new Innovation Lab will provide Middle and Upper School students the tools, space, and guidance to inspire and nurture discovery and tinkering. Through real-time critical thinking and trial-and-error activities, students will learn to design solutions to real world problems. The Innovation Lab expands upon other campus hubs for discovering and creating, including the Lower School new makerspace, the Computer Science Media Center, Computer Labs, Science Labs, Recording Studio, Scene Shop, and Craft Room.
The Innovation Lab, opening in Fall/Winter 2018, will be flexible, with movable equipment and furniture, so students can customize their experience and challenge themselves to achieve their personal best. It will be available to students to work independently and collaboratively for classwork, robotics and STEM competitions, and extra-curricular activities from any discipline.
The Innovation Lab will include:
- 1,060 square foot space plus a new 600 square foot classroom above half the Lab
- 20 foot high ceiling for tall projects and flying machines
- Connection to adjoining classroom to allow for runway space
- High tech tools and resources, including: robotics table, 3D printers, laser cutter, soldering and electronic diagnostic tools, power tools, hand tools, computer controlled router and engraver machine, high capacity server, and digital sewing machine
To build the Innovation Lab, we are raising $1.4MM to renovate a centrally located, unfinished space adjacent to the US Academic Center. Please contact Lauren Fredette, Director of Development, to get involved. Thank you!