The ESU 11 Create, Solve, Innovate (CSI) Labs were set up in the C.L. Jones Middle School Media Center for the first two weeks of October. Science students in grades 6-8 worked on their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics skills by visiting the interactive stations.
The ESU 11 mobile STEM lab initiative was introduced in February to provide area school districts unique learning opportunities that may not otherwise be available. The lab is comprised of ten stations featuring various technologies that schools may not have access to.
Divided into themes of ‘Make it New,’ ‘Make it Do,’ ‘Make an Impact,’ and ‘Make it You,’ ten stations provide opportunities for students to use technologies like a 3D printer, a Carvey CNC machine, robotics, virtual reality, sensor stations, a vinyl cutter, and more. Students are instructed on the basics of how to use the labs and then encouraged to develop their own experiments in an effort to promote STEM skills that will serve students in their studies and beyond.
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