The Saguaro Innovation Center took its first steps to existence after the Scottsdale Unified School District Governing Board unanimously gave Director of Building Services Dennis Roehler the go-ahead to begin designing.
The board heard Mr. Roehler’s presentation at its Nov. 19 meeting. Mr. Roehler covered what the students were looking for in an innovation center, potential layouts and a timeline.
Overall, Mr. Roehler is proposing renovations to a makerspace for Saguaro student programs such as robotics, manufacturing and entrepreneurship. Students at Saguaro use a small existing open structure at the school in Scottsdale at 6250 N. 82nd St.
A makerspace is an area with resources allowing students to enter with an idea and leave with a project. The idea is for a communal space, allowing for collaboration and idea sharing….