Our new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) lab is progressing very well. The first course being offered this semester is Robotics which emphasizes engineering design principles, a structured programming language, and a hands-on opportunity to apply those concepts while building a robot. Next year, plans are in place to add an Introduction to Engineering course and Multi-media Arts.
Students are taking advantage of this State of the Art classroom that provides an open-room concept, active learning clusters, and work bench areas. Additionally, technology capabilities coming soon are a “3D Printer” that will provide students the ability to design their own custom robotic parts using Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, and a Smartboard that provides interactive Whiteboard features allowing students to capture and save “Brainstorming” ideas to their own computer desktops.