By Sam Yeh ’20
Two science classrooms have been converted to a Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM) Room and Incubator. The STEAM Room is a more hands-on approach and a space for building and engineering.
“I love the idea of kids working with their hands, tinkering and having a space to do that – that kind of creativity, building, manipulating and all those kinds of skills,” Head of Middle School Jon Wimbish said.
The STEAM room is currently equipped with all the tools needed for robotics as well as a 3D printer, drill press and hand tools. Located in SE 109, it is now home to clubs such as the 3D Printing Club, Flight Club and the Robotics Team.
“I’m really happy that we have a dedicated space now and that we have all of these cool tools,” Coco Kaleel ’20, co-head of the 3D Printing Club and Head of the Build on the robotics team, said.
Next to the STEAM Room, in SE 108, is the Incubator. It will mainly be used by the science department to test new experiments or have ongoing projects. Teachers will use the room to introduce, test and finalize new experiments to bring into the curriculum. Classes will also be able to use the room for ongoing labs that don’t need to be cleaned up every period.
“It’s an opportunity for students and teachers to try something new,” David Cleland, middle school science department head, said.