The final exam finished at 10:30am today. While many of the teachers evacuated the halls, more excited than the students for a family-filled Christmas break, the lab was abuzz with faculty working on last minute, hand made gifts. 3D art, to ornaments, to personalized cups; it was a lot of fun!
Today marks my 6th month in the Steam Lab! I’ve learned SO0O0ooo much in the short amount of time that I’ve been an employee of the lab. On some days, you feel like Disney’s poor Cinderella, toiling away with ruined paint brushes that will never clean and spilled glue… Will the children ever learn to … More Cinderella is the STEAM Queen..
The Westminster Steam Lab brought a mini-version of our Lab to the National Association of Independent School Conference in Atlanta March 8-9, 2018. The X-Carve, robotics pit, and Jennifer Baker’s hover boards stole the show and won over the crowd. We also featured Arduinos, Hummingbirds, our sewing cart, art cart, and electronics cart … More NAIS 2018: Westminster MakerSpace
Gifs are short video clips that repeat on an endless loop. For the first time this semester, students making presentations in my 7th grade science class used gifs to demonstrate content. For example, here is a gif of a hinge joint in the elbow. Instead of using a static photo, a gif beautifully shows the … More Making Gifs
Our Steam Lab has always had safety rules and first aid kits, but this semester the Steam Team faculty committed to taking a careful look at our procedures and improving safety protocols. This August, Clarkson Hall (the middle school building) got our own nurses’ station and nursing team, lead by Mrs. McCauley. This installation has … More First Aid Training for STEAM Faculty
The Innovation Lab is prepared for a new year, and so is Mr. Simbaña! Mr. Simbaña grew up mostly in Albuquerque, but also traveled the world with his parents who taught at various international schools. With a passion for telling stories, he earned his degree in Media Production at Pitzer College in Claremont, California outside … More Mr. Simbaña, Media Specialist
Welcome to the 2017-2018 academic year!! Here you will find the presentation Mr. Shabanowitz gave to the faculty about our newest equipment, training sessions, and the STEAM student council!