Carmel Academy is expanding on its award-winning STEM program with the opening of a new STEM lab this fall. Structured as a maker’s lab, it is designed to provide multiple opportunities to construct, create and innovate. Students will engage in experiments to explore the laws of mechanics, optics and thermodynamics, and study foundational mechanical and electrical engineering, including robotics, technology hardware design, and circuitry and electromagnetic principles. “Roles in engineering are shaping our world now more than ever, and we want to ensure that our graduates have the strongest background and experience in these areas of study,” observed Nora Anderson, Carmel Academy head of school.
The lab will also provide a structured opportunity for students to innovate and design with tools including 3-D printing. “The learning opportunities provided by a focus on imagining and creating are endless,” said Lisa Corner, director of Educational Resources at Carmel. “This is a unique opportunity to merge science, innovation and social engagement, and this focus on rigorous and cutting-edge learning footed in strong social systems is wholly consistent with the Carmel Academy educational approach.”