Middle School Projects
Project Cost: CHF 20,000
Now that a room for the new Middle School Makerspace has been identified, Makerspace equipment, materials and storage will be installed. Although some equipment is already present, the Makerspace must be properly outfitted for safety and efficiency, and additional equipment and supplies may be ordered.
Project Cost: CHF 6,000
Modeled on the successful STEM Saturday classes in the Lower School last year, STEAM Saturday workshops will introduce participants to a new “tech-based” skill and help them start their journey into STEAM. Besides gaining technical knowledge and skills, students will also develop a sense of community while working collaboratively to solve complex technology-based problems. The STEAM Family workshops will include parents and siblings in the workshop activities.
Project Cost: CHF 5,000
F1 in Schools is a project previously started in the Middle School with the help of the Annual Fund. Students design and build model Formula One cars, learning design and engineering principles, and using laser cutters, 3D printers and computer-aided design to realize their ideas. Further funding will enable the F1 in Schools team to compete at an international competition and gain valuable experience.
Project cost: CHF 5,000
This "venture fund" will provide support for students who are passionate about pursuing their own STEAM projects outside of the classroom. The fund may allow the purchase of special equipment, software or learning tools to make these student-led projects possible. Criteria for successful grants will be created by faculty in consultation with students.
Project cost: CHF 2,000
First Lego League (FLL) is a program that challenges students to think like scientists and engineers. Through a world-wide competition, school teams are given the opportunity to choose and solve a real-world problem. The Middle School will put together a team of students in to address this year's challenge. Challenges also involve building, testing, and programming an autonomous robot to solve a set of missions in the Robot Game. Throughout their experience, teams will operate under the Lego Core Values celebrating discovery, teamwork, and gracious professionalism.