Mike Castellucci of KUSI-TV was on campus today to talk about Country Day’s hi-tech Summer STE(+a)M courses for Middle School students and to break the news about some new hi-tech equipment heading to our La Jolla campus.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Bits and Atoms Lab will be loaning a mobile fabrication laboratory (photo right) to Country Day for the 2013-14 school year. The laboratory, about the size
of a school bus, contains the latest in computer generator 3-D and laser fabrication tools.
Katie Rast of Fablab San Diego, who has spearheaded Country Day’s Summer STE(+a)M program, will teach a Middle School elective next year and will work with Upper School Science, Math and Art teachers to use the mobile laboratory’s technology to enrich existing classes.
During Thursday’s live TV segments, students and teachers presented 3-D prints they made of the reporter and anchorwoman’s heads and also demonstrated the wearable electronics and computer aided design projects already underway on campus. (See backstage video made during live segment below). They also previewed the summer courses now open for enrollment. The courses are designed for beginners and do not require previous experience with STE(+a)M courses. CLICK HERE to learn more about the summer offerings and to enroll.