As part of their mission, officials at one independent school believe that the creation of a cross-disciplinary Innovation-Lab supports the recognition that students learn as much from hands-on experience and real-world challenges as from textbooks or computers. These experiences will help achieve equity and full participation for women in science, mathematics, engineering and technology. Discover how the school started its first-generation initiative with $500 and an existing classroom. Follow its evolution into a second-generation, dedicated, all-in-one Innovation-Lab with volunteer staff, and, finally, a third generation design-build-critique suite with full-time staff.
Elton Eric, PhD, STEM Director and Upper School Science Teacher, The Bryn Mawr School
Justin Curtis, Director of Technology and Computer Science Department Chair, The Bryn Mawr School
Casey Smith, AIA, LEED AP, Senior Associate, Hord Coplan Macht