Aug. 19—A $4.4 million project at Maple Crest Middle School aims to beef up the school’s STEM offerings.
The project will convert what once was the elementary cafeteria into a STEM lab. The lab will be located in the east-west wing that runs along Lincoln Road.
This will create room for a maker space and a new robotics lab for the school’s robotics team. The maker space will feature 3D printers, vinyl cutters and computer numerical control (CNC) machines.
“The new Maker Space will provide our Maple Crest students with the opportunity to create prototypes for STEM projects on site,” Maple Crest Principal Tom Hughes said in a news release.
Maple Crest Middle School is a STEM-certified school and was recertified earlier this year.
The robotics labs will help the newly formed program grow. Maple Crest’s robotics team was started during the 2018-19 school year and was a state finalist in its…