Creativity Meets Technology in New Lab at Cannon School

It’s full STEAM ahead for students at Cannon School this year.
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You could say it’s full STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) ahead for students at Cannon School this year. They will have access to a brand-new, state-of-the-art facility just built on their campus that integrates STEM and digital media arts with academics. By integrating circuitry, robotics, 3-D printers, multimedia hardware and software, students are able to practice critical-thinking skills across a range of disciplines.

“If a kid is able to create, invent and learn in a space that is conducive to imagination and collaboration — that’s what lights them on fire,” says Leigh Northrup, Cannon’s dean of innovation and technology.  The lab can be used for anything from creating sculptures that move with a microcontroller, generating a robot that can kick a soccer goal, making a video game controller out of glasses of water, or designing jewelry that incorporates LEDs.