The Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Scottsdale recently debuted the first of seven new makerspaces designed to give children hands-on experience with science, technology and engineering.
The new space, located at Virginia G. Piper branch at Shea Blvd. and Via Linda, opened on Nov.16 and features a variety of high-tech tools and gadgets like drones, 3D printers, laser cutters and engravers and will cover a wide range of specialized topics, from programming to robotics.
The lab, officially dubbed The Ellie & Michael Ziegler STEAM Makerspace, was designed with a STEAM – or science, technology, engineering, arts and math – education in mind.
Dr. Donna Jagielski, who leads BGCS’ STEAM programming, said the programming will be driven by what topics students are interested in.
“And then it’s really creating a lot of programming around that and also…